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Re: Request for new terminfo capability (styled underlines)

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: Request for new terminfo capability (styled underlines)
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 04:11:59 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Wed, Feb 07, 2018 at 08:42:21AM +0530, Kovid Goyal wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to request a pair of new terminfo capabilities, for curly and
> double underlines. Something like:
> smulc 
> smuld
> for curly and double underlines. These underline styles are currently
> implemented in kitty and VTE and documented here: 
> https://github.com/kovidgoyal/kitty/blob/master/protocol-extensions.asciidoc#colored-and-styled-underlines
> They are useful in editors to indicate mis-spelled words and/or syntax
> and grammar errors.

well, "useful" is only meaningful in the light of widespread, existing use.

That hasn't happened yet.
> In addition, it would be nice to have a capability to set and reset the
> underline color, something like

sure - looking forward for patches from you to illustrate how it might be
used to extend ncurses.

have a nice day

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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