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Re: [PATCH] add build-time option to use unicode9 character widths

On Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:53:16 +0100
Mikael Magnusson <mikachu@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hopefully glibc catches up to the spec sooner rather than later, or
> does a runtime thing. It's kinda useless if only zsh supports it
> anyway, since your terminal needs to also display it correctly.

That's worth pointing out so people don't waste time.


diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index 433703a..403cd61 100644
--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -7,6 +7,13 @@ Note also the list of incompatibilities in the README file.
 Changes from 5.2 to 5.3
+It is possible to enable character width support for Unicode 9 by
+configuring with `--enable-unicode9'; this compiles in some additional
+tables.  At some point this support may move into a module, in which
+case the configure option will be changed to cause the module to be
+permanently loaded.  This option is not useful unless your terminal also
+supports Unicode 9.
 The new word modifier ':P' computes the physical path of the argument.
 It is different from the existing ':a' modifier which always resolves
 '/before/here/../after' to '/before/after', and differs from the

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