Zsh Mailing List Archive
Messages sorted by:
Re: FAQ, German Umlauts
- X-seq: zsh-users 916
- From: Uli Zappe <uli@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxx>, zsh-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Zsh users list)
- Subject: Re: FAQ, German Umlauts
- Date: Thu, 26 Jun 97 17:43:17 +0200
- In-reply-to: <199706261338.PAA18046@xxxxxxxxxx>
- References: <199706261338.PAA18046@xxxxxxxxxx>
Peter Stephenson wrote:
> The locale business is the standard way of telling the system
> what is a character and what isn't (and all sorts of similar
> It sounds like NEXTSTEP doesn't have that. Try looking in the
> `ctype' manual page to see if there is anything corresponding to
I did: No, there isn't. I.e. actually there is an *object class*
for that purpose, but obviously zsh doesn't make use of *that*.
> Zsh doesn't even decide; the system does and it seems to be
> getting it wrong.
But zsh is the *only* program with this problem on NEXTSTEP; so it
can't be as simple as "zsh is right, but NEXTSTEP is wrong"... :-(
perl, for instance, works perfectly well.
> The old zsh, so far as I remember, didn't even have the locale
> mechanism, so is unlikely to be able to do non-ASCII characters.
> Even a reasonable attempt at 8-bit characters is fairly new.
zsh 2.51 *can* deal perfectly with lower case Umlauts, as I said before.
> To clarify, zsh doesn't need the locale system
> either, it just supports it if it is available.
Does this locale system consist of only the file /usr/lib/locale
(so that I simply could install such a file), or is there a
corresponding program that's necessary?
> The alternative is Wolfgang Hukriede's suggestion of passing
> through all characters. That's dangerous in general, so it would
> have to be an option.
Maybe it's not necessary to really pass thru *all* characters; I
can't judge, though.
Anyway, what do I have to do to make this option being implemented
in future versions of zsh?
Uli Zappe E-Mail: uli@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
(NeXTMail,Mime,ASCII) PGP on request
Lorscher Strasse 5 WWW: -
D-60489 Frankfurt Fon: +49 (69) 9784 0007
Germany Fax: +49 (69) 9784 0042
staff member of NEXTTOYOU - the German NEXTSTEP/OPENSTEP magazine
Messages sorted by: