Subject: Re: fmt and high bit characters
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jaromír Dolecek <email@example.com>
Date: 09/28/2000 19:37:18
> 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.
The right solution is to use correct locales - you can get
iso-8859-1 ones from ftp.netbsd.org, I think the one at
ftp://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/NetBSD/arch/i386/locale.tgz should do.
There is also a PR #3693 about this exact issue.
Jaromir Dolecek <jdolecek@NetBSD.org> http://www.ics.muni.cz/~dolecek/
@@@@ Wanna a real operating system ? Go and get NetBSD, damn! @@@@