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Re: term, utf-8 and cooked mode, combining characters


From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: term, utf-8 and cooked mode, combining characters
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 02:40:08 +0200
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On Mon, Sep 16, 2002 at 10:56:59PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 16, 2002 at 04:02:25PM -0400, Roland McGrath wrote:
> > I really don't think we want term to get a lot of fanciness about multibyte
> > characters from an implementation perspective.  I am not sure how to avoid
> > that if we want to have it behave more intelligently.
> 
> I just tried bash with libreadline 4.3, and it works great.  Is it possible
> to just use libreadline for term's cooked mode?

I tried a few example programs (included in the readline package) and run
them directly on the vcs, and it worked, after diddling the terminal state
it couldn't read directly from stdin of course (I had to set
readline_echoing_p to see what I type).

So it seems quite feasible to use readline for the job.  I sent off a mail
to bash-maintainers explaining the situation and asking them for their
advice, and will look into the details of term.

Thanks,
Marcus


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