ncurses with wide character support (ncursesw)

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ncurses with wide character support (ncursesw)

Simon Kuhnle
Hi,

I'm currently working on a port of mcabber (console jabber client)
but I got a little bit stuck as it needs support for ncurses with UTF-8
support (also known as ncursesw).

Now I wanted to ask why there's no port of it.
Are there any limitations/complications in porting it?
Or is there just no need to port it?
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simon

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Re: ncurses with wide character support (ncursesw)

Marc Espie-2
On Sat, Jun 09, 2007 at 03:00:11AM +0200, Simon Kuhnle wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm currently working on a port of mcabber (console jabber client)
> but I got a little bit stuck as it needs support for ncurses with UTF-8
> support (also known as ncursesw).
>
> Now I wanted to ask why there's no port of it.
> Are there any limitations/complications in porting it?
> Or is there just no need to port it?

It won't be a `port' in the usual sense, it should be an update of
the existing src/lib/libcurses library...


... which  is kind of scary to do, among other things because our
src tree is not really clean, and it's hard to figure out what is
`mainstream' curses versus what is `openbsd tweaks to' curses.

so, yeah, it's stuff that needs to be done... very carefully.