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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