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bug #36559: Unable to print characters wider than monospace

Submitter:  Daniel Wallace <gtmanfred>
Submitted:  Tue 29 May 2012 03:08:13 PM UTC
Votes: 1
Category:  display Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  display Status:  Invalid
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  flashcode
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  * 0.3.8 IRC nick:  gtmanfred
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Sat 20 Jul 2013 06:06:51 AM UTC, comment #4: 

For me the bug is in ncurses, not WeeChat.

You can check with this test program: http://weechat.org/files/temp/c/curses.c (instructions to compile in the file).

Sebastien Helleu <flashcode>
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Thu 07 Mar 2013 09:04:43 AM UTC, comment #3: 

The same exact problem seems to occurr with zero width spaces (like U+200B).

See the following test script:

stfn <stfn>
Wed 20 Feb 2013 09:34:32 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Hey there,

I just noticed that the unicode card deck symbols aren't displayed, also, when they're in a message, they cause the message to be cut off at that position.

You can find these symbols here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playing_cards_in_Unicode#Playing_cards_deck
The card suits are just working fine.

Message is "Look at this:

Richard Schwab <nothing4you>
Sat 09 Jun 2012 07:02:48 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Problem is not exactly this one, because most of wide chars (more than one char on screen) are working fine in WeeChat, for example japanese chars.

The problem is with some chars like this one:
I made some tests with a basic ncurses app and I was unable to display such char on screen (looks like the UTF-8 sequence is not recognized by ncurses).
Then could you please report problem to ncurses team, to check if it's a problem with ncurses or not?

Sebastien Helleu <flashcode>
Group administrator
Tue 29 May 2012 03:08:13 PM UTC, original submission:  

I am unable to see characters such as u1f638 and other characters that are 2 or more characters in width in weechat. I am using a recently compiled git version

Daniel Wallace <gtmanfred>


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    2013-10-06 flashcode Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2013-07-20 flashcode StatusNeed Info Invalid
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    2012-06-03 flashcode Release3.3-dev 0.3.8

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