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Re: [Nano-devel] UTF-8?

From: Carl Drinkwater
Subject: Re: [Nano-devel] UTF-8?
Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 15:23:00 +0100

Hi Thomas!

UTF-8 has been pencilled in as something that is wanted for version 1.4, but as far as I know no-one has really started looking at it yet. It was something I've been meaning to look at myself, more for interest than anything, as I've never developed anything that takes advantage of unicode, but I've not found the time yet.

Feel free to look at the code, I think it's pretty easy to follow what's going on - I wouldn't say it's well documented though, although I've seen worse! Feel free to ask whatever questions you need, we're a pretty helpful bunch here!


On Monday, May 27, 2002, at 03:07 , Thomas Prokosch wrote:


I have just had a look at several text editors as a mail editor
(intended to use with mutt), and so I stumbled across nano. Great work!
The most important thing to have (when used as a mail editor) is support
for UTF-8, and nano is doing quite a good job here, far better then most
other console text editors.

Viewing UTF-8 encoded files is great with nano, however editing is a
little bit error-prone. Are there any plans to support Unicode, or is
this just too illusionary?

If it is not too much work I am willing to dig into the code myself,
assuming nano is well documented :)

Please CC: me since I am not on the list yet.
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