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Bug#219551: Unicode xterms should do some kind of substitution for missing characters

Package: xterm
Version: 4.3.0-0pre1v4

Many TrueType fonts don't have both a hyphen (0x2010) and a minus sign
(0x2212); however, groff (and thus man pages) differentiates between the
two in UTF-8 locales.  This results in lots of man pages displaying ugly
boxes where hyphens should be in a uxterm, but displaying fine on a
'normal' xterm where there is no distinction between the two characters.

uxterm should display hyphens and minus signs as a simple ASCII "-"
(0x002D, "hyphen-minus") if the font does not contain the requested

In fact, it would probably be useful if xterm had some kind of more
general character substitution mechanism for this kind of problem.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux erdos 2.4.21-cjp-erdos-3 #1 Sun Aug 24 01:18:50 WST 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8

Versions of packages xterm depends on:
ii  libc6                     2.3.2.ds1-8    GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libexpat1                 1.95.6-6       XML parsing C library - runtime li
ii  libfontconfig1            2.2.1-8        generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6              2.1.5-3        FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libncurses5               5.3.20030719-3 Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libxaw7                   4.2.1-13       X Athena widget set library
ii  libxft2                   2.1.2-4        FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxrender1               0.8.3-4        X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  xlibs [libxpm4]           4.3.0-0pre1v4  X Window System client libraries

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