console vs ^X

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Sep 29 15:05:00 GMT 2009

On Sep 29 10:50, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 03:34:15PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >> I assume the only safe approach is to ignore the keypress entirely
> >> if it's not in the current charset.
> >
> >We could also just replace the char with a question mark.  That's what
> >cmd does in border cases, AFAICS.  Sometimes it replaces the character
> >with a base character (in 1251, for instance, a-umlaut with just a),
> >but that's not something we can do in a simple way.
> >
> >So, ignore the key or question mark?
> How about a question mark and a beep, or just a beep?

What concerns me a bit is, if a copy/paste into the console contains
lots of invalid chars.  It's not fair to the user's ears ;)

OTOH, it's probably not fair to the user to ignore these chars silently.


Maybe beep+question mark is the best.


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