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Re: sensible-x-terminal and x-terminal-emulator

From: Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au>
Subject: Re: sensible-x-terminal and x-terminal-emulator
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 11:40:53 +1000

> Would it help if I sponsored the package and uploaded for you?

Although I am not 'you' but I think it is of great help.

> If so, just a couple of questions. I was under the impression that
> one of the main problems with the existing situation was that programs
> just defaulted to calling xterm, which doesn't work because xterm isn't
> perfect.

Yes, you are right.

> perfect. This package doesn't seem to fix that at all: programs still
> just call xterm, and will still not work.

Yes it works for me!  It calls kterm in my system when I select
'Apps/Shells/Bash' in the menu of WindowMaker because I set LANG=ja_JP.ujis 
which is necessary for Japanese user in general.

You misunderstood a bit, perhaps.  Note first it is not intended
to completely replaces xterm with sensible-xtermemu so, of course, 
one can call xterm when one type 'xterm' in command prompt ;-)

It only replaces xterm or so which is called automatically,
that is, from menu or from applications.  This is the design
of sensible-xtermemu/sensible-x-terminal, IMHO.

Second, sensible-xtermemu/sensible-x-terminal will do only minimum
selection, that is, for Japanese it selects x-terminal-emulator
with Japanese support (i.e. kterm in this case) and so on as default.

But one can select with the environment variables XTERMEMU
whatever x-terminal-emulator one likes;  for example if you
set XTERMEMU=rxvt then rxvt will be called from menu etc.

> way I see it, for this package to divert the xterm binary and replace
> it with the sensible-xtermemu script. 

Then it is very tedious to call xterm, isn't it?

Well, I am not the author of sensible-xtermemu so there might
be some misunderstanding ;-)

Best Regards,			2000.7.21

 Debian JP Developer - much more I18N of Debian
 Atsuhito Kohda <kohda@pm.tokushima-u.ac.jp>
 Department of Math., Tokushima Univ.

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