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Re: [tlug] Re: Piping stderr?

At 21 Jun 2002 13:35:22 +0900,
Stephen J. Turnbull <> wrote:

> Err, why should a shell "support" multibyte encodings?  Make it 8-bit
> clean, for shell syntax use ASCII (sorry), for localization of string
> data, use an EUC variant, for multilingualization, use UTF-8.  Almost
> everything else can be put off to the terminal and/or external
> commands, no?

 No.  Think, how to delete a multi-byte character, how many times do you 
want to type Backspace?  Think, cursor movement of mutli-column character,
how many times do you want to type CursorKey to forward cursor?
Thata kind of things..

 Try to input and edit UTF-8 characters(except ASCII, of course :-p)
on your shell, you'll see the problems ;-).

Jiro SEKIBA | Web tools & AP Linux Competency Center, YSL, IBM Japan
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