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Re: Querying terminal's ability to do unicode

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: Querying terminal's ability to do unicode
Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2017 21:19:12 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 04:12:37PM +0000, Mike Gran wrote:
> Hi.
> So I'm writing an application to which a client will connect by telnet.
> It links ncursesw, and formw.
> On connection, the application asks the user
> "Enter terminal (or just hit return for xterm-256color)"
> Once I get this terminal string from the user, how do I query the
> terminfo to see if this user can get Unicode, or just G0/G1 Latin1,
> or just ASCII?
> There are some related properties: smacs, rmacs, set1_desc_seq,
> but I don't know how to unpack that to answer my question.

The information isn't in the terminal database.  There's no portable
method for determining the encoding that the terminal supports.

Try this - with the caveat that the actual values are system-dependent,
just like the locale environment variables:

        result = nl_langinfo(CODESET);


Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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