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term, utf-8 and cooked mode, combining characters

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: term, utf-8 and cooked mode, combining characters
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 20:43:38 +0200
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what about term and cooked mode?  Currently, in the new console and UTF-8
encoding, backspace in term does erase one character per byte, but UTF-8 is
a multi-byte encoding, and term doesn't know this.

On a Unicode list for the Linux kernel, there was a patch that added a new
term flag for UTF-8 and made the terminal delete multi-byte sequences in
cooked mode.  Is that the right approach?

The other related question is about combining characters.  Should backspace
delete the base character plus all combining characters, or only the last
combining character?  This affects term and the console server.


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Marcus Brinkmann              The Hurd http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/

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