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Re: Status of UTF-8 Debian changelogs

On Sat, Jun 07, 2003 at 12:01:49PM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> On Sat, 2003-06-07 at 09:59, Dmitry Borodaenko wrote:
> > I am using KOI8-R terminal which can not display Latin-1 characters, and
> > it seems backward to me to mandate or even allow _usage_ of UTF-8 ahead
> > of getting it _supported_ across the system. 
> A growing amount of software in Debian has UTF-8 support.  I have been
> using a fully UTF-8 locale for some time.  At least gnome-terminal has
> excellent support for UTF-8; xterm has support too if you invoke it as
> 'uxterm'.  So I think the support is already here.

Yeah, but it's not always as good as the legacy support is. For
instance, last I tried uxterm (like, 2 minutes ago), I put in a euro
sign somewhere. Which appeared correctly (hurray), but doing backspace
over that didn't do what it was supposed to do, in that only one of the
three unicode bytes was removed (bug not filed yet, will do if I don't
forget, and find the time to investigate properly).

Wouter Verhelst
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