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Re: ncurses forms

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: ncurses forms
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 19:11:21 -0400
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On Wed, Oct 18, 2000 at 04:48:27PM -0500, Sergio Duran wrote:
> Hello.
> I have started developing a ncurses app... its filled with forms.
> That's ok, but I no form field allows me to type 8 bit characters, since
> isprint() doesnt qualify those chars as printable, i really need those

that's a locale issue (not in ncurses).

> (áéíóú, ñ, for an instance), I have been looking but the only way I was
> able to do it... was a workaround, that on E_UNKNOWN_COMMAND test the
> char, and if it is really a 8 bit char, call form_driver, once to add a
> space, then addch(), and then again form_driver to move the cursor.
> I guess that's deprecated.
> I would really need to know how to do/fix/work this.

what type of system are you using (most can be set with $LANG and similar
environment variables).

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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