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Re: Getting characters to display properly in Cygwin/RXVT/man pages
On 29.04.2010 07:32, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
On 04/27/2010 08:51 AM, Thomas Wolff wrote:
Since you ran into the "weird characters for option dashes" problem, you
Additional options:Could you expand upon that? I believe I already have the latest groff.
* Update groff (with setup.exe) for a man page fix.
The latest groff doesn't generate Unicode characters for option dashes
anymore; it uses ASCII only so you wouldn't notice in 'man' if your
locale environment is not set properly.
Maybe you have a older cygwin version? (In 1.7.1 "C" implied UTF-8, so
try C.ISO8859-1, and update cygwin.)
* alias rxvt="LANG=C /bin/rxvt"
Actually LANG is already set to C and that didn't fix it.
Or LANG might be set as a shell variable only, not an environment variable?
Or it could be overridden by LC_CTYPE or LC_ALL.
If you wish to stay with rxvt for the reason you mentioned, migrate to
* alias rxvt=urxvt
Don't have urxvt
I've heard much about mintty but haven't looked into it in depth. I
like rxvt because it pays attention to ~/.Xdefaults. Does mintty?
No, because it's not an X application. It uses ~/.minttyrc
I was using a non-Cygwin terminal emulator called Console (IIRC). It
had the nicety of being able to do transparent terminals (with some
oddities). Can mintty do that?
It has the feature, although it doesn't get too transparent in my
Another thing about Console that was nice is that it handled the pty
issue, I believe by actually running the Windows cmd prompt window but
hidden and then grabbing characters and the and translating them back
to the Console window. That was nice because things like Cleartool and
cqperl (with -d) worked and i use that stuff all day at work. If
mintty handles that then perhaps I'll switch to that.
There have been discussions about employing a similar workaround for
mintty, maybe as an add-on application, but that's up to the future.
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