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Re: new terminal description

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: new terminal description
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2003 16:24:40 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 13 Nov 2003, Andrey V. Lukyanov wrote:

> I propose a new terminal description for use on linux consoles.
> The problem I have encountered is this:
> My console is working in UTF-8 mode, but some programs need to start in
> non-unicode mode under _ luit _. It works fine, except for that borders
> and frames are drawn with wrong charactes. It is caused by the fact that
> the standard "linux" terminal description issues graphical characters
> using codepage cp437 (sometimes referred to as "straight to font",
> although it is not this). But _ luit _ does not process cp437.
> This problem will be solved if we use graphics from VT100 graphical
> character set, just as it is done in xterm. _ luit _ is aware of VT100
> graphical charactes mode, so the frames and borders look OK.

That part works ok.  But the rmpch/smpch don't appear to be correct
(they should be cancelled rather than altered).  I don't understand
the intent for including s2ds and s3ds (particulary since the latter
is used in sgr0).

> The terminal description (linux-vt) is in the attachment
> Regards

Thomas E. Dickey

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