Re: [Unicode] locale-*independent* vi editor supporting UTF-8

From: Ričardas Čepas (
Date: Thu Nov 26 1998 - 04:40:01 EST

On Wed Nov 25 17:17:56 1998 -0800
           (Ketvirtadienis, 1998 m. lapkričio 26 d. 02:17:56 CET),
  Jungshik Shin wrote:

> 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?
        If you mean working, the Vim ( is moving
in that direction.


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