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Re: bash UTF-8 command line editing


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: bash UTF-8 command line editing
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2002 13:19:05 -0400

> version: GNU bash, version 2.05a.0(1)-release (i386-pc-linux-gnu)
> (Debian Woody bundled version)
> 
> When using a UTF-8 locale, and most other tools seem to be functioning
> correctly (indicating no misconfiguration), bash will display UTF-8
> characters as they are typed, but backspace and cursoring become
> misplaced because of the string length versus symbol length differences.

Multibyte character support was not added to bash and readline until
bash-2.05b/readline-4.3.

-- 
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Chet Ramey, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/



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