Subject: Re: Default rune widths for 8-bit characters
To: NetBSD tech-userlevel mailing list <>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/08/2007 21:19:17
On Mon, Oct 08, 2007 at 02:19:35PM +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 08, 2007 at 11:18:17AM +0100, Julian Coleman wrote:
> > A fix seems to be to add _CTYPE_SW1, for the additional characters (as per
> > appended patch), but I was wondering why these characters do not already
> > have width information.
> I don't think this is correct. The default locale is effectively ASCII
> and that covers only the first 128 chars.

The default probably ought to be 8859-1

> What is a bit disturbing for
> me is that curses doesn't seem to check for printability.

The texts all come from the message file - so are known to be printable.


David Laight: