Re: sensible-x-terminal and x-terminal-emulator
From: Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
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 <email@example.com>
Department of Math., Tokushima Univ.