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Re: However accented characters are still rather broken

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: However accented characters are still rather broken
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2023 15:27:20 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

On Mon, Jan 02, 2023 at 11:23:54AM +0000, Chris Green wrote:
> So, after partially understanding the syntax highlighting issue I now
> see that entering accented characters is still broken.
> As reported a while ago vile 9.8v gets confused when you try to enter
> accented characters (I use a Multi_key, so to enter, for example an e
> with an acute accent I hit Multi_key, e, ').
> On vile 9.8u (and earlier, I've checked 9.8t too) entering accented
> characters with the Multi_key works perfectly.  On 9.8v (as reported)
> on entering an accented character an odd backslash sequence is echoed
> and it's not the character entered.
> On vile 9.8w (from the Ubuntu repository) entering an accented
> character does nothing if you enter just one accented character but if
> you enter a second accented character that *does* get added.  This
> continues, entering a series of accented characters every other one
> actually gets inserted.

I hadn't noticed this, but can reproduce it (with 9.8x, and in a quick
test with empty .vilerc, the same).  Attaching a debug trace with 6
keypresses, 3 characters inserted.

Thomas E. Dickey <>

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