Subject: Re: fmt and high bit characters
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 09/28/2000 15:42:07
On Thu, 28 Sep 2000, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> 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
> for N==1.
Will this help for the case when you are sharing files with
someone from a different locale? - eg fix it for the current
locale so isprint() does the right thing, but allow a '-8' overide
(or similar) to allow all highbit characters through...
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