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Re: [vile] problem with 'wide characters' (utf-8) under macosx

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [vile] problem with 'wide characters' (utf-8) under macosx
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2014 19:00:06 -0500 (EST)

----- Original Message -----
| From: "j. van den hoff" <address@hidden>
| To: address@hidden
| Sent: Friday, December 5, 2014 5:39:50 PM
| Subject: [vile] problem with 'wide characters' (utf-8) under macosx
| hi list,
| first time around here: I'm a happy user of `vile' for several years now
| and wouldn't go back to the original vi, nvi, vim, or elvis (tried out in
| that order...). a big thank you to the author(s)!
| usually I'm running `vile' in an urxvt (or xterm) terminal in x11 under
| MacOSX. but by and then I want to use it in the native `'
| coming with macos. here's the problem: despite `' being set up
| for utf-8 character encoding, vile displays
| non-ascii characters by their hexcode such as \u00E4. opening the same
| file in the same `' window with one of
| nvi
| elvis
| vim
| nano
| displays the utf-8 (non-ascii) characters just fine. what am I doing
| wrong? any ideas?

Did you build it, or are you using a port?

The most common pitfall is if vile is built using "--with-screen=curses"
or "--with-screen=ncurses".  These work: "--with-screen=ncursesw" and 

That's because the plain curses configuration doesn't support wide-characters.

(I just checked that the "tcap" one which I build for myself works as expected).

However - your comment says that it's working in urxvt/xterm.
It shouldn't make any difference (the compiled-configuration,
along with the runtime locale-settings are the main factors).

| best regards,
| joerg
| ps: observed with vile version 9.8 for darwin13.4.0, installed Mon
| Oct 27
| 17:14:05 2014
| and macosx 10.9.5
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