Re: Threads & Charset (UTF-8) on MacOS X
On Sun, Oct 10, 2004 at 11:19:13PM -0500, Kyle Wheeler wrote:
> symbols and everything. On my Linux boxes, mutt uses line-drawing
> characters within a uxterm, and everything is good and groovy. On my
> MacOS X boxes, however, if I try to use line-drawing characters within a
> uxterm, I get garbage instead, and am forced to set ascii_chars="yes" in
The specifics are very different, but I had trouble displaying line-drawing
characters using the terminal emulator TeraTerm on a new install of WindowsXP
to connect to the NetBSD box running Mutt. I solved the problem by installing
the font "LETGOTHL.TTF" on the WindowsXP machine.
>From this experience, I might suggest checking that your terminal definitions
for "uxterm" are exactly the same on both the Linux box and the MacOS box.
The locales on the respective machines, and the fonts available for those
locales probably comes into play.
> Aside from a 'set ascii_chars="yes"' on the MacOS boxes, all systems are
> using the same configuration (which I can post if it would help).
I'd be interested in knowing which curses library (slang, ncurses, ncursesw
or native curses) and version you used to build the respective Mutt binaries.
(It has recently been brought to my attention that the differences I have
with nvi, built with ncursesw, and Mutt, built with slang, in displaying
wide characters possibly is due to the different curses libraries used to
> Any ideas? Any help is much appreciated.
That's a ditto.
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