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Re: less & composing characters - fix
- To: Mark Nudelman <markn at greenwoodsoftware dot com>
- Subject: Re: less & composing characters - fix
- From: Nadim Shaikli <shaikli at yahoo dot com>
- Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 17:54:39 -0800 (PST)
- Cc: developer at arabeyes dot org
--- Mark Nudelman <markn at greenwoodsoftware dot com> wrote:
> The new version of less is ready for testing. You can download from
> http://www.greenwoodsoftware.com/less/less-384.tar.gz. I'm especially
> interested in testing multibyte UTF-8 characters, and composing and
> combining characters, including special cases like man-page style
> overstriking of multi-byte characters (two identical characters with a
> backspace between them, or a character overstruck by an underscore),
> line breaks in long lines containing multibyte characters, and command
> line editing (search pattern or :e filename) with multibyte characters.
> One thing that I know doesn't work quite right is combining characters
> on the command line, although composing characters should work. Let me
> know if you find any problems.
I downloaded 384, but I can't get it to display UTF-8 characters at
all. I get the likes of 'P3REP qDDGP qD1QN-REpFP' instead of seeing
UTF-8 Arabic characters. The same setup, settings (I have, per the
man page, LESSCHARSET set to utf-8) and file under 381 works without
Here's a sample file for you to try (compare against what is shown
on your web browser when the UTF-8 encoding is selected),
Let me know if I'm doing something wrong.
uname -a : SunOS dah 5.7 Generic_106541-15 sun4u
gcc -v : gcc version 3.2.1
Can someone else please confirm (and CC Mark) ?
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