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Re: utf-8 input under X11

From: David Monniaux
Subject: Re: utf-8 input under X11
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 16:44:02 +0200

Le Vendredi 26 Octobre 2001 16:30, Gerd Moellmann a écrit :
> Would that work?  I mean when I start a session on my X server,
> would it deliver input to the remote process on your system in
> UTF-8?

As I mentioned before, X servers do not deliver input in any 
character encoding, be it UTF-8 or any other. They deliver Keysyms. 
The X library linked to the client translates those keysyms into 
ISO-8859-1, UTF-8 or whatever. What is important with respect to 
locales is the machine the X client runs on, not the X server.

I tested this here with:
- X server on a PC acting as X-terminal running a version of Linux 
without UTF-8 locales
- client on a Linux PC with utf-8 locales; it works perfectly.

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David Monniaux            http://www.di.ens.fr/~monniaux
Laboratoire d'informatique de l'École Normale Supérieure,
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