Debian Bug report logs - #300512
mutt should be linked with slang instead of ncurses to display some cjk characters correctly

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Package: mutt; Maintainer for mutt is Antonio Radici <antonio@dyne.org>; Source for mutt is src:mutt.

Reported by: Wang WenRui <wangwr@ustc.edu>

Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2005 09:18:09 UTC

Severity: important

Found in version 1.5.6-20040907+3

Done: md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri)

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Marco d'Itri <md@linux.it>:
Bug#300512; Package mutt. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Wang WenRui <wangwr@ustc.edu>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Marco d'Itri <md@linux.it>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Wang WenRui <wangwr@ustc.edu>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: mutt should be linked with slang instead of ncurses to display some cjk characters correctly
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2005 17:04:38 +0800
Package: mutt
Version: 1.5.6-20040907+3
Severity: important


When mutt linked with libncurses(w), it cannot display some cjk
characters correctly(ex. traditional Chinese characters in GBK
locale). The bug comes from the ncurses library, which always 'unctrl'
these characters(from ascii code 128 to 160) to '~X' form. 

These causes letters from traditional Chinese users completely
unreadable. While it works fine with the slang library. So please
consider build mutt with slang. Thanks in advance.

screenshots: http://gnor.net/~roger/files/mutt-ncurses.png
http://gnor.net/~roger/files/mutt-slang.png

BTW: It is suggested to link with slang for better cjk handling on mutt wiki:
"(This displays CJK chars more correctly than ncursesw.)"
http://wiki.mutt.org/index.cgi?MuttFaq/Charset

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.11-rc4
Locale: LANG=zh_CN.GBK, LC_CTYPE=zh_CN.GBK (charmap=GBK) (ignored: LC_ALL set to zh_CN.GBK)

Versions of packages mutt depends on:
ii  exim [mail-transport-agent] 3.36-14      An MTA (Mail Transport Agent)
ii  libc6                       2.3.2.ds1-20 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libdb4.2                    4.2.52-18    Berkeley v4.2 Database Libraries [
ii  libgnutls11                 1.0.16-13    GNU TLS library - runtime library
ii  libidn11                    0.5.13-1.0   GNU libidn library, implementation
ii  libncursesw5                5.4-4        Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libsasl2                    2.1.19-1.5   Authentication abstraction library

-- no debconf information



Reply sent to md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri):
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Notification sent to Wang WenRui <wangwr@ustc.edu>:
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Message #10 received at 300512-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri)
To: Wang WenRui <wangwr@ustc.edu>, 300512-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#300512: mutt should be linked with slang instead of ncurses to display some cjk characters correctly
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2005 20:27:37 +0100
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On Mar 20, Wang WenRui <wangwr@ustc.edu> wrote:

> When mutt linked with libncurses(w), it cannot display some cjk
ncurses will be fixed.

-- 
ciao,
Marco
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Message #13 received at 300512-submitter@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Thomas Dickey <dickey@radix.net>
To: 300512-submitter@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#300512: mutt should be linked with slang instead of ncurses to display some cjk characters correctly
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 15:31:29 -0500
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On Sun, Mar 20, 2005 at 10:30:12AM +0100, Wang WenRui wrote:
> 
> BTW: It is suggested to link with slang for better cjk handling on mutt wiki:

btw, whose suggestion was that?

(ncurses does have a bug-reporting address, and according to the webpage,
 that comment was there a while).

> "(This displays CJK chars more correctly than ncursesw.)"
> http://wiki.mutt.org/index.cgi?MuttFaq/Charset

-- 
Thomas E. Dickey
http://invisible-island.net
ftp://invisible-island.net
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Acknowledgement sent to WANG WenRui <wangwr@ustc.edu>:
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Message #18 received at 300512-quiet@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: WANG WenRui <wangwr@ustc.edu>
To: Thomas Dickey <dickey@radix.net>, 300512-quiet@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#300512: mutt should be linked with slang instead of ncurses to display some cjk characters correctly
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 09:47:54 +0800
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Around 15 o'clock on 21 Mar, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> 
> btw, whose suggestion was that?
> 
> (ncurses does have a bug-reporting address, and according to the webpage,
>  that comment was there a while).
Hi,

  I'm sorry for that. I realized slang is not as good as it said after
  I link mutt with it -- most of my color settings doesn't work. So I
  prefer ncurses and went back finding the bug.

  I've also checked whether lynx has this problem and found that it
  began to use some slang code.

Regards
wwr
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