Re: [desktop] why kde and gnome's menu situation sucks
At Wed, 23 Oct 2002 09:02:08 -0400,
Luke Seubert wrote:
> Many thanks for the suggestion. I checked your website, and was surprised
> to see that gnome-terminal does not display Japanese. Is this still the
At first, I have to say that the page is very old and the situation
is changed now. I just introduced the page only to show the impression
of what is mojibake. Now, eterm and rxvt-beta supports LC_CTYPE
sensibility for ISO-8859-*, KOI8-*, and east Asian encodings, though
they don't support Thai, Arabic, Hebrew, nor UTF-8.
gnome-terminal is one of regrettable examples. Until several months
ago, (gnome1-based) gnome-terminal supported east Asian multibyte
encodings and LC_CTYPE sensibility, which was developed by RedHat.
However, gnome2-based gnome-terminal fails to do this. Though this
is known bug, it is not yet fixed.
There are several such examples that newer version of some software
drops i18n support because of careless development. It is very sad
for developers who wrote i18n support for previous version. This
*does* sometimes occur because most developers in the world don't
know about i18n well nor can test in various (especially, non-European)
> Meanwhile, mlterm seems a good choice for a universal Desktop Debian
> terminal program unless other considerations suggest otherwise.
Thanks very much!
Tomohiro KUBOTA <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Introduction to I18N" http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/intro-i18n/