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Fwd: MC/ncurses on cygwin: Borders turn into chinese characters and layout screws up
- From: Adrian May <adrian dot alexander dot may at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 18:56:06 +0800
- Subject: Fwd: MC/ncurses on cygwin: Borders turn into chinese characters and layout screws up
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The cygwin folks will have to use their imaginations because their box
doesn't want pictures. Not my problem.
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From: Adrian May <email@example.com>
Subject: MC/ncurses on cygwin: Borders turn into chinese characters
and layout screws up
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
The attachment shows what mc version 4.6.1 looks like in my cygwin:
$ bash --version
GNU bash, version 3.2.49(22)-release (i686-pc-cygwin)
It's an XP box, evidently with chinese fonts installed. Looks like the
old dos border-drawing characters are turning into chinese characters
and taking up less space.
Please don't involve me in your triage process or ask me to send it
somewhere else. I've had that several times before and I think it's
rubbish to expect a user to navigate a project's internal processes
just because you expect them to feel good about contributing to an
open source project. It's not my product or my problem. You've seen
the proof, so figure it out for yourselves.
Just a quickie for cygwin: if you insist on patronising your customers
about their bug reporting skills (http://cygwin.com/problems.html)
then may I suggest that you show some smartness yourselves by just
telling us which bloody mailing list to use right there in the bug
reporting page instead of making us hunt through the rest of the site.
Better still, provide a form and have it search the archives itself.
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