Re: mutt/2218: Corrupted display in gnome-terminal
The following reply was made to PR mutt/2218; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Alain Bench <veronatif@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: mutt/2218: Corrupted display in gnome-terminal
Date: Sat, 6 May 2006 00:34:06 +0200 (CEST)
Salut Vincent, et merci.
On Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 12:20:56 +0200, Vincent Lef=E8vre wrote:
> the index is not correctly displayed in gnome-terminal (UTF-8): the
> second 'B' is below the 'e' instead of being below the 'v'. As a
> consequence, there an additional 'E' on the following line in the
> index (with a 80-column terminal).
I do not understand at all the description, sorry. Some screen
copy might perhaps help me? I tried on PuTTY in UTF-8, and get garbage,
which is not a surprise given that the "From:" seems to be raw Chinese
BIG5. Setting $assumed_charset=3Dbig5 displays what looks to me like
> the "From:" header is invalid [...] Mutt shouldn't behave badly even
> in these cases.
I agree. The current design of letting unknown raw bytes reach
directly the screen, in the hope that the terminal will know how to cope
with them, is clearly not very good. And especially unfriendly to UTF-8
terms. I believe /2218 is yet another case asking for inclusion of the
Mutt muttrc tip to send mails in best adapted first necessary and suffici=
charset (version for Western Latin-1/Latin-9/CP-850/CP-1252 terminal user=