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Re: UTF8 (Was: [PATCH] replace 0xA0 to whitespace in plain text files (p

Subject: Re: UTF8 Was: [PATCH] replace 0xA0 to whitespace in plain text files (part 2)
From: David Brownlee
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 16:02:06 +0100 BST
On Fri, 12 Sep 2008, [email protected] wrote:

UTF-8 w/ X11 is not an issue. However, UTF-8 will be a major pain to handle
in CLI only environment. I'd be very happy to use 7 different languages in a
single file, but not at the price of breaking everything else. And it's not
only curses. I very much doubt wscons can handle fonts with more than 256
characters. All keymaps, ksh, etc. will have to be reworked, too.

        One (small buy damn annoying) issue with UTF-8 and X11 is '-'
        in pkgsrc manpages - for example 'man zip' has two different
        '-' breakages. The synopsis uses U+2212: MINUS SIGN and the
        examples under description use U+2010: HYPHEN.

        Neither of which is much use when you want to cut & paste :/

        At some point I seem to recall the shipped manpages having
        a similar misfeature, but they certainly seem fine on a
        4.0_STABLE system now...

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