bugWeeChat - Bugs: bug #36559, Unable to print characters wider...


bug #36559: Unable to print characters wider than monospace

Submitted by:  Daniel Wallace <gtmanfred>
Submitted on:  Tue May 29 15:08:13 2012  
Votes:  1  
Category: displaySeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: displayStatus: Invalid
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Sebastien Helleu <flashcode>
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Closed
Release: 0.3.8IRC nick: gtmanfred

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Sat Jul 20 06:06:51 2013, 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 Mar 7 09:04:43 2013, comment #3:

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

See the following test script:

stfn <stfn>
Wed Feb 20 21:34:32 2013, 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 Jun 9 07:02:48 2012, 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>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue May 29 15:08:13 2012, 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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