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Re: lynx-dev defective command-line with (p)rint

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev defective command-line with (p)rint
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 07:00:33 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.27i

On Tue, Nov 26, 2002 at 10:29:09PM -0500, Philip Webb wrote:
> 021126 Thomas Dickey wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 26, 2002 at 08:22:52PM -0500, Philip Webb wrote:
> >> i am running Lynx 2-8-5dev.6 in a KDE Konsole window on Mandrake Linux 
> >> 9.0rc1.
> >> when i use (p)rint + Mutt to e-mail a news story to someone,
> >> the command-lines for 'to', 'cc' & 'subject' do not redraw correctly
> >> when i make a mistake & try to backspace: characters which sb deleted 
> >> remain
> >> & the only way out is to backspace to the beginning of the line
> >> & re-enter the whole list of recipients or subject again.
> >> this started when i had KDE start Lynx in Konsole automatically,
> >> rather than manually entering 'lynx' at an empty Konsole prompt.
> >> Lynx was compiled with Ncurses & is otherwise very stable;
> >> there is also no problem using Mutt on its own.
> > Perhaps konsole is running with a UTF-8 locale.  In that situation, even
> > if you're not using wide-characters, the character classifications aren't
> > working as one would expect.
> ahah! the problem does involve the cursor jumping around as if with tabs
> & after poking around (Konsole help & configure contain nothing)
> i find under Mdk Control Centre -> System -> Menus -> Terminals -> Konsole
> 'Extended Attributes/Values': "kde_opt \\nEncoding=UTF-8\\<other values>".
> should i simply delete "\\n...8" or replace "UTF-8" with something else?
> i hesitate to cure  1  small problem by introducing many bigger ones ... 

perhaps Encoding=ISO-8859-1, but I don't know.  The environment variables
for locale are more likely to be the immediate issue.  What sort of characters
are you editing?

To make lynx work properly with a UTF-8 locale, I would assume it needs
the ncursesw (wide-character) library from ncurses 5.3.

(I'm going out of town for the holiday)

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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