Subject: Re: fmt and high bit characters
To: None <>
From: Jaromír Dolecek <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/29/2000 09:31:28
Greywolf wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Sep 2000, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> # e.g., >127 might be right for CP850, but is wrong for iso-8859-$N, at last
> # for N==1.
> Um, I thought 8859-1 was 8-bit ASCII[*], and as such was valid through
> 255.

Characters 128-159 are treated as illegal (as if binary 0-31), so that
the iso-8859-* characters won't cause terminal problems if
displayed on 7bit terminal. Characters 160+ are okay.

Anyway, the proper answer is: do not add special kludge to fmt(1),
use proper locales :) Working ones are beeing worked on and should
appear on mainline after 1.5 release.

Jaromir Dolecek <>
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