bin/159377: system vi(1)/nvi(1) does not display wide characters,
fbsd at opal.com
Tue Aug 2 09:00:27 UTC 2011
>Synopsis: system vi(1)/nvi(1) does not display wide characters, e.g., UTF-8
>Arrival-Date: Tue Aug 02 09:00:27 UTC 2011
>Originator: J.R. Oldroyd
>Release: FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE amd64
System: FreeBSD xx.opal.com 8.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE #0: Thu Feb 17 02:41:51 UTC 2011 root at mason.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/XX amd64
The system nvi(1) does not properly display wide characters, e.g., UTF-8,
displaying those characters as hexadecimal "\xab\xab" instead.
It is 2011 and UTF-8 has been around for over a decade now. FreeBSD is very far
behind in not supporting UTF-8 throughout all system tools. It is high time we
updated our tools.
Edit a file containing UTF-8 characters.
Update the system nvi(1) to the version in the port editors/nvi-devel which
does support wide character sets (and has done for years).
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