[Dclug] New Term at gwyn.tux.org
alan at patriot.net
Tue Feb 17 09:25:53 EST 2009
On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 07:32:48PM -0500, James Ewing Cottrell 3rd wrote:
> Alan McConnell wrote:
> >I have recently upgraded my terminal sw from rxvt to
> How is that an upgrade if you're just going to use 7 bit ASCII anyway?
Good question. Ideally, I'd like a terminal(aka terminal SW)
to simply "do it right": e.g. display Arabic, Hebrew, Malayalam,
Coptic, etc, plus Euro signs, (English) pound signs, diacritical
marks of all kinds, correctly on my screen -- while e.g. using
mutt -- without further fuss on my part. I'd also like a
unified and comprehensible<g> way of writing such.
I am a long long way from that. I am certainly aware that there have
to be a lot of fonts available to my terminal SW, and that is
just one part of the problem. [ Does anyone really comprehend
all facets of the problem/issue of computer fonts? is any
document available which discusses such? ]
And, additionally, I'd like such capabilities to be installed
on any computer system that I may log into, such as gmail, or
our beloved tux computers, etc.
My original problem was: simply to get a work-around so that
I could at least _see_ if I had any mail on gwyn.
If I am beknighted, take pity and lead me to the straight and narrow. Please.
Best wishes, and looking forward to forthcoming illumination.
Alan McConnell : http://patriot.net/users/alan
When the ax came into the woods, the trees all said: "Well, at least
the handle is one of us." (Turkish folk warning, from 'The Nation')
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