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Re: [vile] utf-8 and vile 9.61

From: Chris G
Subject: Re: [vile] utf-8 and vile 9.61
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 18:55:27 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17 (2007-11-01)

On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 06:26:25PM +0000, Chris G wrote:
> OK, so I'm home now and I'm trying to get vile 9.6i to behave itself
> in a utf-8 terminal window, without much success.
> I'm running vile in a gnome-terminal window, the "current character
> set" according to gnome-terminal is utf-8.  'locale' reports:-
>     LANG=en_US.UTF-8
>     LC_CTYPE=en_GB.utf8
>     LC_NUMERIC="en_US.UTF-8"
>     LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8"
>     LC_MONETARY="en_US.UTF-8"
>     LC_MESSAGES="en_US.UTF-8"
>     LC_PAPER="en_US.UTF-8"
>     LC_NAME="en_US.UTF-8"
>     LC_ADDRESS="en_US.UTF-8"
>     LC_TELEPHONE="en_US.UTF-8"
> If I edit a file with vile and enter pound characters it doesn't work
> properly, vile gets its cursor positioning confused and the characters
> actually written to file are not utf-8 pound characters.
> I have tried the same in an xterm with the same results.
> What do I need to do to get vile to handle utf-8 comfortably?
> By the way xvile seems to act about the same.
For what it's worth vim works correctly in the same environment, i.e.
if I "vim pounds" and enter some GB pound symbols then the resulting
file has correctly encoded utf-8 pound signs in it.

Chris Green

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