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Re: Default "box" option for ascii driver

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: Default "box" option for ascii driver
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2013 09:55:21 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Tue, Apr 09, 2013 at 09:53:15AM +0200, John Darrington wrote:
> The (ever increasingly misnamed) ascii driver supports unicode box 
> characters, which are
> must nicer than the ascii #==--- etc.  It would be good if more people knew 
> about it.
> Accordingly, I propose the following patch.
> It causes the terminal user interface to start as if -O box=unicode had been 
> given iff
> 1. No explicit "box" option was specified; AND
> 2. The encoding of the locale is UTF-8
> condition 2 is not absolutely robust.   It doesn't guarantee that the 
> terminal is
> capable of displaying UTF8, but it should work under most environments.
> Any objections?

This seems reasonable to me.  I think that the documentation likely says
what the default for the "box" option.  It would be good to update that
to mention the new default.



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