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Re: Emacs in xterm and Cyrillic?


From: vedm
Subject: Re: Emacs in xterm and Cyrillic?
Date: 09 Apr 2005 20:58:39 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.4

Peter Dyballa <address@hidden> writes:

> Am 06.04.2005 um 03:29 schrieb vedm:
> 
> > That's because in my .Xdefaults I have this:
> >
> > ==
> > Rxvt*font: -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal-*-20-200-*-75-c-100-iso8859-5
> > xterm*font: -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal-*-18-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-5
> 
> How was then vim able to display Cyrillic in that same xterm?
> 

Probably VIM just lets the terminal display the font. And once you set
xterm/rxvt (I use rxvt) with a cyrillic font like iso8859-5 it can
display it: I can see the files with the "more" command.

> (Unicode encoded fonts, *-iso10646-1, could do a better job since they
> would allow Latin diacritics too. Here are some:
> http://openlab.jp/efont, also, once for GNU Emacs 20 developed,
> http://www.gnu.org/directory/intlfonts.html)
>  

My cyrillic files are encoded in iso8859-5, just because that encoding
is within the ASCII set and is enough for the cyrilic script. Yes, I
agree that UTF is better for handling all sorts of languages, but I
still haven't tried to use it in emacs and Xterm. (One disadvantage of
UTF is that the UTF files (at least cyrillic files) are almost two times
bigger compared to ASCII encoded files).


-- 
vedm


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