Subject: Re: terminal emultators
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Aaron J. Grier <email@example.com>
Date: 09/11/2002 15:28:47
On Wed, Sep 11, 2002 at 11:59:20AM -0400, Sam Carleton wrote:
> I have been using VanDyke's SecureCRT for a while now as the primary
> terminal to my NetBSD machine. Today I discovered that it will
> display color for me when I tell it to use the Linux terminal type.
secureCRT reports its term type as vt220, which is a black & white
terminal. the color version in the vt220-series (according to
http://vt100.net/) was vt241, but that terminal type doesn't appear to
be in either terminfo or termcap as distributed by NetBSD.
TERM=xterm-16color gives color with secureCRT set to vt220.
> Now, vim seems to work fine, as does many other apps, but when mutt
> displays messages in threads, the characters used nolonger looks like
> the little arrows they use to look like. I was wondering if there is
> some way to fix this for mutt and other app that would have the
what you normally see with secureCRT set to vt220 under mutt are not
supposed to be little arrows: they're line-draw characters -- the
arrowheads shouldn't be there.
this gets even screwier with secureCRT set to linux, which uses IBM
character set if I'm not mistaken.
I thing what secureCRT really wants to be is a vt340 or vt340+, which is
color and uses ISO Latin 1 encoding. vt241 would work too, if secureCRT
can actually get their character mapping straightened out. a workaround
would be to allow the user to change the TERM string passed to the
server when opening a session.
likewise termcap and terminfo should add color for vt340, and an entry
for vt241. (I guess I should file a PR...)
Aaron J. Grier | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." | firstname.lastname@example.org
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