[utf-8] joe-3.0 supports UTF-8

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at cs.toronto.edu
Sat Apr 24 20:36:20 EST 2004

On Sat, 24 Apr 2004, Koblinger Egmont wrote:

> On Fri, 23 Apr 2004, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> > I just tested it, just a small problem for now:  while it uses
> > wcwidth and so accounts zero width for ZWNJ, but does not remove
> > it from the output, so things get messy.  In short:  It does not
> > remove zero-width stuff...  (these get removed in the bidi
> > algorithm in an ideal world).
> It is a known issue in gnome-terminal, but in the developer's opinion it's
> a gnome-terminal bug. KDE's konsole doesn't print any character when such
> a thing is printed, therefore there joe seems to work correctly. Also the
> bug we encountered in gnome-terminal is also present with vim 6.2 in
> gnome-terminal.

I'm not sure.  In my opinion as a RTL hacker, it's not a bug, but
a feature, such that if the editor does not remove them, then it
can show it so you can edit your text easier...   And my vim does
not have this bug, it simply write <200C> instead of ZWNJ.

> Anyway, I'll forward it to the joe mailing list.



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