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

Yongwei Wu wuyongwei@gmail.com
Mon Aug 27 15:15:00 GMT 2007

> Poor Yorick wrote:
> > Yongwei wrote:
> > #!/bin/sh
> > LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 xterm -u8 -fn "*-medium-*--18-*-iso10646-1" -fb
> > "*-bold-*--18-*-iso10646-1" -fw "*-medium-*-ja-18-*-iso10646-1" -e
> > bash $@ &
> >
> Double quotes around the "$@" variable will ensure that positional
> variables are passed into the second shell undisturbed:
> #!/bin/sh
> LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 xterm -u8 -fn "*-medium-*--18-*-iso10646-1" -fb
> "*-bold-*--18-*-iso10646-1" -fw "*-medium-*-ja-18-*-iso10646-1" -e
> bash "$@" &

I am sorry to send the wrong code.  The `-e bash' was added when I
tried to figure out what went wrong (perhaps the -u8 not working
issue, but I do not remember exactly).  It does not work as intended.
The purpose of $@ here is to pass special xterm flags like `-cjk'.
The script should be:

LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 xterm -u8 -fn "*-medium-*--18-*-iso10646-1" -fb
"*-bold-*--18-*-iso10646-1" -fw "*-medium-*-ja-18-*-iso10646-1" $@ &

Thanks for giving hints, anyway.

Best regards,


Wu Yongwei
URL: http://wyw.dcweb.cn/

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