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Re: UTF8 has stopped working in vile after OS upgrade

From: Brendan O'Dea
Subject: Re: UTF8 has stopped working in vile after OS upgrade
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2022 15:23:26 +1000

OK, so this appears to have been caused by the change:

  "modify lins_chars() to handle a case where a script inserts a UTF-8 character (report by Thomas Dupond)."

lins_chars is being invoked with wide=0, and is working for codepoints >= 256 (which is why ę works, and £ does not).

I've pushed a rollback of that change to Debian as 0d1f060a.  Relevant patch attached.


On Sat, 30 Jul 2022 at 00:00, Chris Green <> wrote:
On Fri, Jul 29, 2022 at 04:27:05AM -0400, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 29, 2022 at 03:40:12PM +1000, Brendan O'Dea wrote:
> > Testing the vile 9.8v-2 package on my Debian machine I get some decidedly
> > odd behaviour:
> >
> > The following sequence:
> >
> >   <Compose>l- <Compose>e' <Compose>c,
> >
> > is rendered in vile as:
> >
> >   \?A3\?E9\?E7
> >
> > outside of vile, in the same terminal that appears fine:
> >
> >   Łéç
> >
> > which would suggest that vile doesn't handle UTF-8 at all, although as
> > Chris noted, entering those three characters using C-v x <hex> works fine,
> > and renders in vile correctly.
> hmm - with some time, I can bisect to pinpoint the problem.
> (pasting outside of 0..255 seems ok)
Weirdly I find that using the vile defined 'compose' key *does* work
for accented characters, but using the default 'compose' key (as
defined in .Xmodmap) it doesn't work.

I.e. I have "source digraphs.rc" in my .vilerc file as follows:-

    ; Set up ^K as 'compose' key for accented characters
    source digraphs.rc

... and, rather to my surprise, when I entered ^ke' I got an e with an
accute accent.  I rarely (if ever) use this in vile, I'd really
forgotten it was there.  It doesn't work for a pound sign though (^kl=).

Chris Green

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