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Re: utf-8 input under X11


From: Gerd Moellmann
Subject: Re: utf-8 input under X11
Date: 26 Oct 2001 16:59:25 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1.50

David Monniaux <address@hidden> writes:

> Le Vendredi 26 Octobre 2001 16:30, Gerd Moellmann a écrit :
> > Would that work?  I mean when I start a session on my X server,
> > would it deliver input to the remote process on your system in
> > UTF-8?
> 
> As I mentioned before, X servers do not deliver input in any 
> character encoding, be it UTF-8 or any other. They deliver Keysyms. 
> The X library linked to the client translates those keysyms into 
> ISO-8859-1, UTF-8 or whatever. What is important with respect to 
> locales is the machine the X client runs on, not the X server.

I should have been more precise: does XmbLookupString deliver
something in UTF-8?

> I tested this here with:
> - X server on a PC acting as X-terminal running a version of Linux 
> without UTF-8 locales
> - client on a Linux PC with utf-8 locales; it works perfectly.
> 
> If you want an account, please arrange for a secure channel for me to 
> send you a password (PGP/GPG keys welcome).

I'd need ssh access because that's easier for me having a dynamic IP.
But let's see first if Kenichi has some idea, and if the patch I sent
last let's Emacs abort or not.



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