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Re: UTF-8 capable fmt(1)

On Fri, Jan 08, 2016 at 04:21:13PM -0800, Tom Spindler (moof) wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 09, 2016 at 12:58:25AM +0100, Thomas Klausner wrote:
> > I still use fmt(1), and when I do, I often note that it breaks
> > non-ASCII chars.
> Define "breaks"? And what "wide character support" means? (Specifically,
> if it tries to figure out the width of unicode glyphs or sequences
> - e.g. "What's the column usage of 'KATAKANA LETTER HE' + 'COMBINING
> DIAERESIS' + 'LATIN SMALL LETTER X'? And where, if anywhere, should it
> insert a break in that sequence?")
> FWIW, I'm fine with replacing fmt with a newer version, but I'd like to
> have a better idea of what it fixes.

For me, it randomly breaks non-ASCII characters. I haven't really
understood what it does; I think it strips out parts of the code
points if it doesn't understand them.

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