From: Jungshik Shin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Feb 21 2003 - 19:38:04 EST
Edward H Trager wrote:
>I tried "vim"
>(www.vim.org) under "mlterm" (http://mlterm.sourceforge.net/) and it seems
>to bungle most UTF-8 strings. The problem seems to be with "vim", because
>a simple "cat" of UTF-8 files under "mlterm" works perfectly (This was
That does not necessarily mean that it's vim that's to blame because
a simple 'cat' is too simple an operation to test the capability of a
emulator. (not that 'mlterm' is to blame but that there could be other
>vim v. 6.0av BETA which came with a Linux distribution and seems to have
>been compiled with a lot of internationalization stuff turned on)
Have you tried a more recent version of vim(6.1)? Vim works very well for
UTF-8 editing under xterm (use xterm-16x or 17x available at
Unless you need to edit RTL text or text in Indic scripts, xterm+vim 6.1
UTF-8 locale should be a good choice if you're a vi user. The combination
supports up to two combining characters and enables you to edit
Latin/Greek/Cyrillic letters with diacritics, Thai and Hangul Jamos. I
always use it to edit
virtually all files(UTF-8 or not)
> I'd be interested in knowing what other
> people use on the major platforms (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux)?
There's also an 'extension' for UTF-8 to Emacs21.
> anybody have a good web page summarizing this area?
For Linux (and other Unix-like OS), see
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