xterm(229-1) does not accept "-u8"

Thomas Dickey dickey@his.com
Fri Aug 24 13:11:00 GMT 2007

On Fri, 24 Aug 2007, neomjp wrote:

> 	I understand that cygwin has limited support for locale,
> but even so, many small utilities in cygwin packages can
> work with UTF-8, such as sed, awk, perl, ruby, grep, cat,
> head, tail, less(with LESSCHARSET="utf-8") and so on.
> These are the things used very often
> inside xterm, and that is when "-u8" is needed.
> 	I will be glad if UTF-8 support is turned back on again,
> maybe in future updates.

That's up to the (non-existent) Cygwin-X maintainer.

It's not hard to compile your own copy of xterm however (it's one of the 
platforms that I usually test-compile on a new patch).

Thomas E. Dickey

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