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Re: changing default handling of line graphics mode

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: changing default handling of line graphics mode
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:43:22 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 10:56:29PM -0500, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> currently ncurses treats terminals that don't support line drawing
> modes as the degenerate case.  but with the world moving to UTF-8
> everywhere as the normal, can't we can flip this logic on its head?
> specifically, if we detect that the current encoding supports UTF-8,
> we simply use standard Unicode codepoints.
> terminals like mosh only run in UTF-8, and some are starting to

I can investigate mosh later - it's had no discussion previously.

I'm working on a new release, and:

a) I will make no design changes before resuming new development
   after the release is done,
b) until then, I will fix only bugs (yes, they're different, and
   I will not discuss that).

(adding "termite" is on a time-available basis...)

> support DOCS to transition to a UTF-8-only mode on the fly:
>       https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/unicode.html#term

that's old information (and offers no new insight).

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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