Re: locale-*independent* vi editor supporting UTF-8

From: Ienup Sung (
Date: Wed Nov 25 1998 - 21:00:55 EST

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With regards,


] Date: Wed, 25 Nov 1998 17:17:56 -0800 (PST)
] From: Jungshik Shin <>
] Subject: locale-*independent* vi editor supporting UTF-8
] To: Unicode List <>
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] I'm wondering if there's any vi(or clone) that supports UTF-8 in a
] locale-*independent* way so that it can be used to edit UTF-8 files on a
] system(mostly Unix) without UTF-8 locale. I'm aware that Solaris 2.6/7
] has UTF-8 locale and that with LANG/LC_CTYPE set to one of UTF-8
] locales(e.g. en_US.utf8, ko_KR.utf8) vi has no problem editing UTF-8
] files. However, what I want is vi that works for the poor who have to
] use a version of Unix without UTF-8 locale (just like localized versions
] of vi for Korean,Japanese,and Chinese make it possible to edit files in
] EUC-{KR,JP,CN,TW}, Big5, Shift_JIS, ISO-2022-{JP,KR} regardless of
] whether corresponding locale is available). A quick web search led me
] to NIL result. Is there any one working on this?
] Jungshik Shin

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