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Re: garbled chars in mutt



On Sun, Feb 17, 2002 at 01:23:33AM -0500, Allan M. Wind wrote:
> On 2002-02-16 22:11:04, Eric G. Miller wrote:
> > Use a different font for your terminal (want one with graphic
> > characters, like the default X fixed font).
> 
> I switched to -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal-*-*-140-*-*-c-*-iso10646-1
> and unchecked the "Enable multibyte support" in gnome-terminal which
> gave me back the missing non-ascii chars but the threaded overview is
> still somewhat broke.   Am I correct in assuming that unicode and mutt
> don't quite go along?

I would dare to claim that mutt supports unicode better than
gnome-terminal.  However, the threaded view has very little to do with
unicode, AFAIK.  The threaded view is made with normal VT100 compatible
line drawing characters, which in my experience[1] are broken in newer
gnome-terminal/libzvt2.

Last known working combination for me:

ii  libzvt2        1.4.1.2-11     The Gnome zvt (zterm) widget
ii  gnome-terminal 1.4.0.4-15     The Gnome terminal emulator application

The number of packages being held because of older libzvt2 is only
increasing...


Of course, you could use any other terminal that doesn't use libzvt2 
(aterm, eterm, konsole, rxvt, xterm[2], ...) Those are likely to work
better, but unfortunately lack some features I've accustomed to :-/


1. http://bugs.debian.org/129969
2. xterm even might have decent UTF-8 support, try
   xterm -u8 -fn "-misc-fixed-medium-r-normal-*-*-140-*-*-c-*-iso10646-1"

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