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Re: Android Gforth not displaying non-ASCII characters

From: Ethan Gardener
Subject: Re: Android Gforth not displaying non-ASCII characters
Date: Sun, 01 Dec 2019 17:10:35 +0000
User-agent: Cyrus-JMAP/3.1.7-578-g826f590-fmstable-20191119v1

On Sat, Nov 30, 2019, at 12:46 PM, Bernd Paysan wrote:
> Gforth gl-terminal is for ASCII and a few special characters only.  That's 
> intentional, it should be simple.

I agree.  I looked into how Plan 9 does unicode because it seems very simple, 
but it's not so simple under the surface: The display driver has to cache 
images representing ranges of characters.  To quote someone who worked on Plan 
9, "There's no such thing as a simple cache bug." ;)  And it has bug of 
omission: it has no support for combining characters.

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