Re: bidi support for xterm

From: Jungshik Shin (
Date: Tue Aug 17 1999 - 12:11:54 EDT

On Mon, 16 Aug 1999, Markus Kuhn wrote:

> modernize the dump VT100/ISO 6429 terminal semantics, which has proven
> to be highly practical and useful, for at least some subset of Unicode,
> and I personally believe that this is very feasible for
> - UTF-8 (one or more bytes = 1 character)
> - Asian wide characters (one character = two char cells)
> - combining characters (up to say 3 characters = one char cell)
> all handled according to strictly standardized algorithms that the host
> application can predict easily.

  One might wish to add one more line to your three above.

    - "some" combining characters(up to say 3 characters = two char cells)
  A particular example is Hangul syllables(especially those
NOT available in precomposed form in UAC00-UDxxx) made up of Jamos in
the U1100 block.

   Jungshik Shin

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