Subject: Re: fmt and high bit characters
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <email@example.com>
Date: 09/28/2000 16:27:57
On Thu, Sep 28, 2000 at 02:12:28PM +0100, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Currently fmt strips any characters with high bits.
> This makes is pretty much useless for formatting (or centering :)
> european text with accented characters and suchlike. Its made
> harder by the fact you may be exchanging email or working with
> a file that has been sent by someone ina different locale.
> Some options:
> - Apply attached patch to allows characters > 127.
> - Allow characters > 127 via option ('-8'?)
> - Do nothing.
> What do people think?
- implement switchable CTYPEs.
e.g., >127 might be right for CP850, but is wrong for iso-8859-$N, at last