DM> Now, we added UTF-8 support to the ANSI task following the
DM> ISO-IR 196 specification.
This is great to hear.
DM> Does anyone know of any examples of host computers or operating
DM> systems that actually use UTF-8 on an ISO 6429 implementation?
Currently, the main application that can make good use of a UTF-8
terminal is the ``lynx'' text-mode web browser. It will automatically
convert web pages from a variety of encodings into whatever the
terminal's encoding is, including UTF-8.
Perhaps more importantly, a number of Unix-like systems already have
or will soon have support for Unicode locales. Properly
internationalised applications running under such locales assume UTF-8
for terminal I/O.
To summarise: vendors of terminal emulators are going to have to
provide UTF-8 support in the near future. It is great to hear that
you've started working on this now, rather than when your customers
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