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Re: Display corruption with binary files

From: Robert Thorpe
Subject: Re: Display corruption with binary files
Date: 24 Nov 2006 03:49:39 -0800
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August Karlstrom wrote:
> Hi,
> When I open any binary file with Emacs in console mode (emacs -nw) the
> display gets corrupted (the menu and parts of the mode line disappears).
> In GUI mode it works as expected. I use GNU Emacs version 21.4.1 and
> gnome-terminal 2.16.1 under Ubuntu 6.10.
> Any clues?

Bits of the binary file being interpreted at terminal control
characters is a likely culprit.
If that is the problem then Emacs should not send such characters to
the terminal.  It may be a terminal problem though.  I'd report it as
an Emacs bug with that caveat.

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