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

From: Akib Azmain Turja
Subject: Re: Display of undisplayable characters: \U01F3A8 instead of diamond
Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2022 18:21:11 +0600

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

>> From: Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>
>> Cc: eliz@gnu.org, emacs-devel@gnu.org
>> Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2022 19:32:01 -0400
>>   >   Is there a reason why you 
>>   > cannot (or do not want to?) use fbterm?
>> 1. It will be different
>> 2. I don't have any idea how to use fbterm.
>> 3. I odn't know what new inconveniences it would cause.
>> ISTR seeing a discussion about whether fbterm "steals characters".
>> I did not follow it because I don't use fbterm.
>> I would like Emacs to handle nondisplayable characters on Linux
>> consoles the way it did a year ago.  I am sure that can't be hard.
> I hear you, but I'd suggest that you give fbterm a try.  Who knows,
> maybe you will find that you like it.

Or even better, install X and a terminal emulator and maximize the
terminal emulator window.  There are many options, st, XTerm, Kitty,
GNOME Terminal, Konsole, etc.

Or make Emacs your X Window Manager.  There is a GNU ELPA package EXWM
for doing that.

How about GNOME or KDE?  Or even GNUStep?

Even better, emulate Linux TTY on GNOME Terminal running on GNOME
desktop rendered using Sixels on XTerm.

Or the best option, don't use computers at all.  There would be no
software in your life, so you'll also have no proprietary software in
your life.

... OK, just kidding.  Now let's come to the point, why switch to fbterm
when the Linux console works?  The buggy program (looks like it's Emacs
here) should be fixed.

Akib Azmain Turja

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