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Re: LYNX-DEV Re: problems with lynx (bug?)

From: afn06760
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Re: problems with lynx (bug?)
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 21:41:15 GMT

>     * From: Wayne Buttles <address@hidden>
>     * Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 11:06:53 -0500 (EST)
>On Sun, 22 Mar 1998 address@hidden wrote:
>>     * From: "Denis de Bernardy" <address@hidden>
>>     * Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 18:27:20 -0000
>>I've juste installed lynx to test a page of mine from my pc instead of going
>>on my unix account, but have encountered two problems. I'm using the
>>win95/nt version of the browser.
>>2) the browser doesn't seem to print special characters that hardly exist in
>>english pages, such as ' &eacute; ' =  ' é ' correctly.
>>Is this a flaw, from the program, a bug, or a setting error...?
>>I've never encountered the problem on solaris...
>I have the same problem on my U. S. version compiled with GNU gcc for Windows
>It seems that the Dos windows that you get with OpenConsole use the old OEM
>terminal character set which is not in agreement with ISO Latin 1, or just ab
>any other internet character set.  (But, correct me if I'm wrong, fellas.)
>I'm not sure of why it happens, but I have heard it does happen to the
>borland version that I compile.  I had thought the screen printing and
>keyboard problems were limited to PDCurses only.  I bet you use slang
>though, so there goes that idea.
>Does setting DosLatinUS (cp437) in display (C)haracter set help?
It most certainly does help.  Thanks very, very much.  Who would have
thought to use a Dos code page under Windows?

One other thing that helps is to use write.exe as the Windows editor
for lynx, because notepad.exe doesn't handle curve balls like text
files from web sites that send out Unix '\n' characters.

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