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Re: Replacement suggestions for konsole, kate, kcalc

Richard Lyons wrote on Dec, 27:


> Yes, this has been very useful: I like mrxvt too.  It avoids the problem
> that some terminals have of trapping F10 so that you cannot easily get
> out of mc.  On the other hand, it shares the other problem of being left
> in reverse video when you do quit mc.  Still, that is transient and
> scrolls away.

I've recently switched from KDE to Xfce and tracking this thread has been very 
useful. I also tried mrxvt. Excellent first impression but it limps in a very 
essential feature to my taste: it display ugly-looking glyphs for line-drawing 
characters when you use FreeType fonts and ncurses applications, such as mutt, 
aptitude or mc.  konsole, xfce4-terminal and urxvt handle this correctly.

Although I quite liked mrxvt, I settled for xfce4-terminal: it's also tabbed 
and handles xft & ncurses correctly. Of course, it will pull Xfce libraries 
with it. I posted the xft problem on mrxvt user mailing list and got no 
replies, whereas the xfce user mailing list is quickly responsive.

Just my $0.02.


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