[Alpine-info] Two Unresolved Issues: Character Set and 'X' in
Quoted Response [RESOLVED]
mbmiller+l at gmail.com
Sat Oct 15 11:43:20 PDT 2011
On Sat, 15 Oct 2011, Rich Shepard wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Sep 2011, Lucio Chiappetti wrote:
>> I also have the following resources in .Xdefaults
>> URxvt.font: -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--20-200-75-75-c-100-iso10646-1
>> URxvt.boldFont: -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--20-200-75-75-c-100-iso10646-1
> Those two lines appear to do the trick.
> I downloaded the UTF-8 demo text file and it displays properly in a
> virtual terminal. So I assume it will also work in alpine.
I think we need a FAQ page, or do we already have one?
There was a pretty extensive discussion of this issue a couple of years
ago, or so. It took me forever to figure out my problems. It turned out
that I needed the right Alpine settings, the right system settings, the
right terminal and the right fonts.
One of my first big mistakes was using rxvt instead of urxvt -- I could
never succeed with rxvt no matter what I changed on the system, but I had
no idea about that until someone here told me. The benefit of rxvt was
supposed to be that it used less memory than xterm, but I did some
comparisons and wasn't finding a difference, or maybe xterm was actually
doing better on memory than urxvt. Anyway, I've been using xterm on
Ubuntu and it has been fine.
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