Re: Does the Unix-based LYNX browser have issues diplaying UTF-16?

From: Thomas Dickey (
Date: Mon Jun 02 2003 - 21:35:02 EDT

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    On Mon, Jun 02, 2003 at 05:53:59PM -0700, Tom Gewecke wrote:
    > >On Mon, Jun 02, 2003 at 01:34:36PM -0700, Magda Danish (Unicode) wrote:
    > >>
    > >> Does anyone on the Unicode list have an answer to this question?
    > >> Please make sure to copy
    > >
    > >a sample page might help explain the issue
    > This part of the lynx manual would seem to indicate that UTF-16 is not
    > supported (at least as of version 2.8.x)

    lynx displays characters on the screen using curses (also slang actually, but
    its notion of locale is not as well developed). lynx knows about a variety of
    8-bit display character sets, and one special case for UTF-8. That case, if
    configured with a curses implementation that knows how to handle multi-byte
    characters, could in principle generate UTF-16. But that depends on the
    curses implementation itself.

    Thomas E. Dickey <>

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