Re: C1 controls and terminals (was: Re: Euro character in ISO)

From: Frank da Cruz (
Date: Thu Jul 13 2000 - 12:08:36 EDT

Doug Ewell wrote:

> That last paragraph echoes what Frank said about "reversing the layers,"
> performing the UTF-8 conversion first and then looking for escape
> sequences. True UTF-8 support, in terminal emulators and in other
> software as well, really should depend on UTF-8 conversion being
> performed first.
The irony is, when using ISO 2022 character-set designation and invocation,
you have to handle the escape sequences first to know if you're in UTF-8.
Therefore, this pushes the burden onto the end-user to preconfigure their
emulator for UTF-8 if that is what is being used, when ideally this should
happen automatically and transparently.

- Frank

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