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Re: ncurses garbled characters redux

From: Rich Burridge
Subject: Re: ncurses garbled characters redux
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2017 18:25:47 -0700
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On 08/30/2017 06:01 PM, Thomas Dickey wrote:
On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 04:45:46AM -0400, Thomas Dickey wrote:
On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 05:49:04PM -0700, Rich Burridge wrote:
When I did the first Solaris update to ncurses a little while ago
to 6.0-20170408, we were previously at version 5.7 (from November 2008).
In a quick check on one of my Solaris VMSs, I get the same
behavior.  I'll look further, to find an explanation.
hmm - I could pinpoint the change to line-drawing, but the problem is
simpler than that: the locale settings tell ncurses it can use UTF-8,
so it does that.  If your installer used anything except US-ASCII,
you probably would notice this (unless some _recent_ change has been
made to Solaris console to support UTF-8 - in a quick check of my
Solaris VMs, none do that).

I've just sent email to the installer folks asking about this (not
my area of expertise). I suspect it isn't theirs either, but hopefully
they will know who to ask.

If I find out anything, I'll let you know.

Thanks again for deep diving on this.

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