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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 12:52:44 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 12:43:22PM -0500, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> 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.

...aside from that, this looks too much like a reopening of the
issues with putty.  If it doesn't go deeper than that, there's
no point in discussing it further.
> I'm working on a new release, and:
> a) I will make no design changes before resuming new development
>    after the release is done,

I have changes in a branch for upcoming ncurses6.1,
as some developers are aware.

have a nice day.

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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