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Re: UTF-8 Mutt

On Thu, May 24, 2001 at 09:17:14AM +0100, Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS wrote:
> Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT>:
> >  >My patched version of slang went into unstable recently. If it doesn't
> >  >cause too many problems, maybe it will go into testing eventually, and
> >  >maybe Debian's Mutt could then be linked with it instead of ncurses.
> > I remember I switched from slang to ncurses to fix some display
> > problems, so I'd like to hear some good arguments to change again.
> > Do you know about the experimental UTF-8 support in ncurses 5.1?
> I'll test it when I get a chance.
> According to ncurses-5.2/INSTALL you have to configure with
> --enable-widec and then you get a separate library libncursesw.so,
> which is not binary-compatible with the usual library.
> If we test this, and it works, how might it be packaged?
> The obvious way is to include libncursesw.so in libncurses5 and link
> mutt with it. However, it might be worth checking there isn't about to
> be an upstream ncurses-5.3 that does things differently, and you might
> want to put libncursesw.so in a separate binary package to keep
> certain combinations of packages (such as the base system) smaller.
> I've copying this to Daniel Jacobowitz, who maintains libncurses5.

I would probably use a separate library package, actually.  I admit
that I don't know anything about the UTF-8 support, however.

Daniel Jacobowitz                           Debian GNU/Linux Developer
Monta Vista Software                              Debian Security Team

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