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Re: UTF-8 breaks 'ascii'
- From: "Charles Wilson" <cygwin at cwilson dot fastmail dot fm>
- To: "cygwin at cygwin dot com" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 11:45:08 -0400
- Subject: Re: UTF-8 breaks 'ascii'
> Maybe it shouldn't attempt to display code points 128..255
> since they aren't really ascii.
You're probably right. Originally, ascii didn't display those code
points; I added it back when a big concern was getting the "correct"
fonts for rxvt-windows and cmd.exe so that line graphics (pstree -G,
etc) would display properly. It was a quick way to tell that "yes,
those line art characters are present at the appropriate char values".
This is less of a concern now -- because (a) rxvt is, if not deprecated,
at least discouraged, and (b) other terminals like rxvt-unicode, xterm,
and mintty have different and better mechanisms to support such line
art. And cygwin-in-cmd.exe "just works" too, thanks to improvements in
cygwin's terminal handling code.
So...yeah, I'll remove those in the next release.
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