Subject: Re: xterm && screen && (lynx || centericq) == garbled
To: None <netbsd-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Ben Collver <email@example.com>
Date: 12/06/2004 14:55:57
On Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 07:09:26AM +0900, Henry Nelson wrote:
> I don't know centericq. I use lynx and mutt within GNU screen daily.
> My emulation is PuTTY on WindowsXP -- worlds apart, but similar in many
> respects to xterm.
> Seldom (or never) do I experience "garble the screen ... like it is
> displaying the wrong character encoding". Occasionally I will loose
> the default foreground color (off-yellow changes to white) set via
> PuTTY. (Still, I do find myself pressing ^L a lot, mostly in nvi.)
I believe I mentioned it only happens on xterm. I do use PuTTY a fair
amount of time, and the problem neverhappens there.
> > something. lynx is using BSD curses. centericq is using ncurses.
> For my own knowledge, can someone confirm whether or not NetBSD's native
> curses is the same thing as ncurses? Thanks.
No it is not.
> About the problem, what curses did you use to compile screen? If you
> used ncurses (as opposed to ncursesw) perhaps that is the problem. Did
> you say you were using utf-8? If so, you'll probably need a multibyte
> capable curses.
Screen is also linked to native NetBSD curses. I was using the default
configuration of lynx from pkgsrc, but I don't know if that uses utf-8
Thanks for the response,