Subject: Re: fmt and high bit characters
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
Date: 10/02/2000 18:22:23
| On Mon, Oct 02, 2000 at 11:03:01PM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
| > On Mon, 2 Oct 2000, David Brownlee wrote:
| > > Based on other feedback I've modified it to only pass highbit
| > > characters >= 160.
I don't get it...solicit feedback publically and mention a number of
choices and then we choose none of them??
| > Uh, I haven't followed this too close. Why 160?
| > (Will cat(1) pass only >160 now too?)
| Look at the iso-8859-? specifications:
| 128..159 are control characters.
I don't undersatnd. They are different. CSI and ESC (155, 27) are
different characters. What justification do we have for conflating
them? What justification is there for stripping _anything_?