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Re: Bug#61792: marked as done (telnet: Can't type non-ascii chars.)

On Sat, Apr  8, 2000 at 08:37:44 -0400 (+0000), Michael Stone wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 08, 2000 at 05:41:51PM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> > On Sat, Apr 08, 2000 at 04:05:38AM -0300, Nicolás Lichtmaier wrote:
> > >  When I comment something in Debian, I'm not looking for a solution for
> > > myself, I know -8, I can create a telnet wrapper if I like. But that's not
> > > the point. The point is that applications should support more than US ASCII
> > > by default, without having to remember the switch to tell each application
> > > to behave properly.
> > 
> > Well, if it didn't break so many things, I would have it as the default as I
> > did before people reported bugs like #60386.
> If the problem was that telnet was using 8bit without negotiating
> properly, why not change it to use 8bit and do the proper negotiation?
> (I.e., make -8 the default, and possibly add a -7?)

When 0.16-2 was uploaded we were bitten at work - we couldn't contact
_newly_ installed Sun boxes.  I can't remember offhand whether they were 2.6
or 7, but there were quite a few of them - IIRC I had to press ^J on the end
of each line rather than "return".

8-bit cleanness is a pain, the more things that do it straight off, the
better. However losing telnet is too high a price too pay.


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