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Re: iswprint() and wcwidth() don't work properly on some platforms with
Re: iswprint() and wcwidth() don't work properly on some platforms with certain unicodes
Tue, 04 Sep 2018 19:29:56 +0200
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Eric Blake wrote:
> > variable
> > gl_cv_func_wcwidth_works=no
> > at configure time.
> ... it is not a wise idea to codify
> that into libvirt's configure.ac (or any other project).
Yes, I agree.
> Rather, if libvirt is hitting test failures due solely to the difference
> of Unicode version that the underlying libc complies with, it might be
> better to rewrite the failing tests to instead use different Unicode
> characters that were available since the oldest supported version of
> Unicode across any platform being targetted by libvirt, instead of
> testing the behavior of problematic characters that were only recently
> added in newer Unicode.
Yes. In other words, if you care about a distro that uses a glibc released
in 2012 (and the fonts in a distro are often several years older than the
glibc), you should limit your expectations regarding Unicode characters
to the state of ca. 2005.