HEADS UP: ncurses is updated

Jeremy Chadwick koitsu at FreeBSD.org
Mon Apr 9 18:48:09 UTC 2007


On Mon, Apr 09, 2007 at 11:21:08AM -0700, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2007 at 01:49:32AM +0800, Rong-en Fan wrote:
> > On 4/10/07, Jeremy Chadwick <koitsu at freebsd.org> wrote:
> > >The only thing I've found, though, is that dialog(1) does not appear to
> > >properly handle UTF-8 encoding.  Line drawing characters show up as
> > >gibberish (alphanumeric characters).  I realise dialog isn't part of
> > >ncurses, but it does rely on it.  We should consider updating dialog to
> > >match this change.
> > 
> > You mean it display sometihng like "tqxu" instead of line drawing 
> > characters?
> > Last time I checked, I thought it is terminal related. When I use screen, it
> > uses line drawing character. For PuTTY, see:
> > 
> > http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2007-April/146577.html

This is quite applicable.  I just now got around to reading it
(should've done this before I sent my previous Email).  Yep, that's the
exact problem:

/usr/bin/dialog:
	libdialog.so.5 => /usr/lib/libdialog.so.5 (0x3807e000)
	libncurses.so.6 => /lib/libncurses.so.6 (0x38099000)
	libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x380dd000)

At least I have a workaround with NCURSES_NO_UTF8_ACS=1.  :-)

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