Subject: Re: termcap's xterm
To: Olaf Seibert <>
From: Hisashi T Fujinaka <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/26/1997 07:22:24
On Thu, 26 Jun 1997, Olaf Seibert wrote:

> >> Upgrade or use the xterm-old entry :-) The new xterm is a lot better.
> Paul Kranenburg <> wrote:
> >So, I installed X11R6.3 ... same results.
> >
> >I dug a little further: the culprits are the End Underline (`ue=\E[24m') and
> >End Standout (`se=\E[27m'). I don't know where these come from, but they
> >are certainly not defined in the `Xterm Control Sequences' document.
> Hm, from XFree86 3.3's /usr/local/X11R6/lib/X11/doc/ctlseqs.txt:


> Yes, it does do colour now. Use
> /usr/src/sys/arch/i386/isa/pcvt/Util/demo/colors.vt to verify that.
> Would the standard X11R6.3's xterm differ from XFree86's version?

The standard xterm does color, but I haven't checked to see if the control
sequences are different. At the very least, shouldn't we use a platform
independent xterm source? I haven't looked into XFree86 because the "86"
makes it sounds like it's only for Intel devotees.

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