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Re: MC/ncurses on cygwin: Borders turn into chinese characters and layou
Re: MC/ncurses on cygwin: Borders turn into chinese characters and layout screws up
Fri, 20 Nov 2009 06:49:17 -0500 (EST)
On Fri, 20 Nov 2009, Adrian May wrote:
The attachment shows what mc version 4.6.1 looks like in my cygwin:
$ bash --version
GNU bash, version 3.2.49(22)-release (i686-pc-cygwin)
It's an XP box, evidently with chinese fonts installed. Looks like the old
dos border-drawing characters are turning into chinese characters and taking
up less space.
there's no details here about ncurses.
mc may use ncurses.
it also may use ncursesw (there's no details about mc's use of
ncurses/ncursesw in this comment).
you need ncursesw to display chinese fonts
you also need utf-8 support to make that work.
cygwin (unreleased) may support utf-8
there's no details about which version of cygwin you're using.
In either case, your audience would be the mc-developers or
...removed the remainder of the comment, since it's nontopical
Thomas E. Dickey