Re: utf8 patch for mc, slang 2 version

On Thu, Jun 15, 2006 at 09:45:26AM +1200, Bart Oldeman wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Jun 2006, Egmont Koblinger wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 13, 2006 at 07:14:41PM +0200, Tomasz K?oczko wrote:
> >> BTW: anyone is working on UFT-8 support for ncurses(w) backend ?
> >
> > I don't think so, and I don't think it is worth it. Maintaining two backends
> > IMHO just causes headaches while it doesn't make mc better. I still can't
> > see why developers do not decide which one to use and drop the other one.
> Maybe compatibility with older UN*Xes with curses but no slang?
that doesn't sound too convincing.

> > With Unicode support maintaining the two will be much harder since AFAIK
> > slang works with UTF-8 while ncurses uses UCS-4. Hence a completely
> > different patch would be required for the two cases.
> Last time I played with it ncursesw (but not plain ncurses) handled UTF-8 
> just fine.

i'm all for killing slang support. why that one? libslang is twice as
big as libncursesw. probably because it was meant to be much more than
just a display lib.

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