Re: UTF-8 editor support in Debian?
On Thu, Jul 05, 2001 at 09:55:08AM -0700, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 05, 2001 at 11:55:00PM +1000, Drew Parsons wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 05, 2001 at 03:27:24PM +0200, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> > > Previously Drew Parsons wrote:
> > > > And is it a good idea to provide support libraries for it too? For
> > > > instance, ncurses support for utf8 is supposed to be more or less
> > > > stable now, so wouldn't it be a good idea to use the --multibyte
> > > > configure flag to provide the multibyte version of ncurses?
> > >
> > > I suspect that will break binary compatibility which is something we
> > > can't do.
> > >
> > Not so. The --enable-widec flag to ./configure produces
> > libncursesw.so, so it'll be distinct from the normal libncurses.so.
> > (they said the UTF-8 support might become standard in ncurses6).
> > And that'd make it much easier (I suppose) for users (like me :) ) to recompile
> > mutt against libncursesw.so, Otherwise they have to recompile both
> > libncurses as well as mutt.
> If you look at ncurses' bug list, you'll see that I plan do this next
> upload of ncurses (which may be a few more weeks).
I couldn't see your message there, but thanks anyway. I'll be happy
to use it once it's ready :)
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