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Re: Expanding Wide Characters.

From: Ben Duncan
Subject: Re: Expanding Wide Characters.
Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 07:55:17 -0500
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Thanks. The project i am working is depending on on nice looking UNICODE
glyphs and 256 colors, which I am sure will break a lot of things, but at least
give the WEB based applications a run for their money.

Anyway, just wrote a python script that generated a header file that list
1200 of the unicode drawing characters (dingbats, arrows, boxes, etc).

Already got "Window" like colorization figured out. I guess I will
break down and wright a series of UTF based functions for boxes, lines,
display's etc.

The idea is to create some libraries built on top of nCurses that allow one
to program nice looking business applications using a standard set and
portable functions.

The libraries will be libappmenu, libappscreen, libapputil and feature
a API that can be used in Python, Perl, PHP.

Hope this explains why all the questions.

Thomas Dickey wrote:
On Tue, Oct 06, 2009 at 10:44:19AM -0500, Ben Duncan wrote:
Tom, could you please explain to me how one would go about expanding
the WACS character set using the WACS code set macros.


I only implemented WACS_xxx symbols for thick/double-lines for the usual
reasons: it's experimental, and only useful with Unicode.

(there's a link to current source on
http://invisible-island.net/ncurses - I've not done a rollup patch for
some time since merging Juergen's changes is still not done...)

Ben Duncan - Business Network Solutions, Inc. 336 Elton Road  Jackson MS, 39212
"Never attribute to malice, that which can be adequately explained by stupidity"
       - Hanlon's Razor

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