Lightweight terminal emulator?
lee_b at digitalunleashed.com
Thu Sep 15 15:04:03 UTC 2005
On Thursday 15 September 2005 15:07, Grant Edwards wrote:
> On 2005-09-15, Lee Braiden <lee_b at digitalunleashed.com> wrote:
> > UTF-8 *is* a Unicode encoding.
> I know. But there are still apps that I use daily that don't
> support it. Mainly aterm.
I believe you can run those apps just by wrapping them with scripts to set the
right local options, or even by doing it on the command line, like LANG=c mc,
> > As for not wanting it... all modern Operating Systems use
> > unicode. It's=20 inescapable these days, and it usually makes
> > life simpler. By comparison,= =20 more limited encodings are
> > basically just hacks from when computers couldn'= t=20 handle
> > the range of human languages.
> Doesn't anybody send e-mail in plain ascii anymore?
Well, I'm not a USian, for one thing, and ASCII only covers common US
Like the rest of my system, I want my emails to be capable of Khmer just as
easily as they're capable of English. I want to be able to use proper
apostrophes and quotation marks in my text (although I've forgotten to do
that recently :) and I want to be able to use Greek or French or Japanese
phrases in the same email. We live in a global culture these days, and I
really dislike the idea of everyone having their own little worlds that are
mutually incompatible. Computers are capable of moving on from that, and I
think we really should do it as quickly as possible.
So, yes, I believe m17n is important, and I believe it's against RFCs to do
that using 8-bit messages rather than mime encoding. I'm sure you'd probably
prefer quoted mime to html mail :) I do apologise if it's difficult for
some, but I think even mutt can handle full unicode and quoted-printable
emails if set up correctly.
> I don't use KDE or GNOME. They both requier more CPU and
> memory than I have on some of my machines.
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