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Re: Display of undisplayable characters: \U01F3A8 instead of diamond

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Display of undisplayable characters: \U01F3A8 instead of diamond
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2022 15:35:22 +0000

Hello, Gregory.

On Sun, Aug 28, 2022 at 13:00:44 +0000, Gregory Heytings wrote:

> >> At the moment, I'm not sure whether I will end up using it or not. 
> >> Probably not.

> > Why not?  The Linux console is abysmally inadequate for Emacs, from 
> > where I stand.

> Indeed.  It's not clear to me why we are having this discussion.  With 
> fbterm, the Linux console is on the par with most terminal emulators. 

In my copy of fbterm C-M-e aborts the fbterm session without saving
anything.  C-M-c and C-M-d are similarly stolen, making this version of
fbterm unusable for Emacs.

Have you tried these key combinations?  Do they really get through to
Emacs on your system?

> FTR, here are two screenshots of Emacs' HELLO file, one with Emacs running 
> in a raw console, and one with Emacs running inside fbterm.

> Eli, is the attached patch okay?  Or is there a better place for that 
> information (efaq.texi, perhaps?)?

I think recommending fbterm is premature.  The problems I've run into
with it need resolving, first.

[ .... ]

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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