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Re: utf-8

On 12/18/2014 09:48 AM, Peter Stephenson wrote:
Yes, correct. Most syntax is pinned down --- either something is a keyword or something like a decimal number from a fixed set, or it's any old string. Identifiers are an exception. There's an option for this. POSIX_IDENTIFIERS <K> <S> When this option is set, only the ASCII characters a to z, A to Z, 0 to 9 and _ may be used in identifiers (names of shell parameters and modules). When the option is unset and multibyte character support is enabled (i.e. it is compiled in and the option MULTIBYTE is set), then additionally any alphanumeric characters in the local character set may be used in identifiers. Note that scripts and functions written with this feature are not portable, and also that both options must be set before the script or function is parsed; setting them during execution is not sufficient as the syntax variable=value has already been parsed as a command rather than an assignment. If multibyte character support is not compiled into the shell this option is ignored; all octets with the top bit set may be used in identifiers. This is non-standard but is the tradi‐ tional zsh behaviour. pws
Ok thanks. Now if I can just figger out how to enter one of these unicodes in xfce terminal. You'd think their doc might say something about it.

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