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Re: accents

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: accents
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 09:35:20 -0400

> Le 25 août 2011 à 14:17, Chet Ramey a écrit :
> >> so, wcwidth is apple's responsibility, then no libre-software developer 
> >> can do anything,
> >> Am I right ?
> > 
> > To a certain extent, yes.  wcwidth is a libc function, and it has a bug
> > on Mac OS X.
> Well, libc is a part of linux, isn't it ?

Sure, Linux has a libc, but Mac OS X isn't Linux.

> Does that mean that it is a part of Darwin, not of proprietary layers of Mac 
> OS X ?

Yes, I'm sure that part of the C library is part of Darwin.  It's theoretically
possible to fix it and send the fix back to Apple.  What they do with that fix
is their business, of course.

> (How can I know when it will be available ?)

I can put you in the testing pool, if you'd like.


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