[Alpine-info] UTF-8 test message for your viewing (dis?)pleasure
chappa at u.washington.edu
Sun Mar 8 19:45:33 PDT 2009
On Sat, 7 Mar 2009, Marc Glisse wrote:
:) On Sat, 7 Mar 2009, Mike Miller wrote:
:) > The file displayed below looks pretty sweet on my system now.
:) Actually, it only looks good with a terminal width of at least 150
:) characters here. Indeed alpine tends to conservatively assume most
:) characters have width 2 and wraps line that really don't need it. Note
:) that when I say "alpine", the problem could be anywhere from the
:) terminal to the font or the C library...
The problem is the c-client library. The problem is that that library
assumes that some characters have width 2, as opposed to width 1. This
causes several problems
* When viewing the message, lines wrap early,
* when forwarding a message, certain lines display spaces in place of
the correct characters, and asking Alpine to redraw such messages,
after some editing changes the displayed position of the characters.
I consider this to be a big problem. Luckily, this is not a big problem
for people in this mailing list. I wonder if there is anyone that skipped
using Alpine because of this...
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