[linux-elitists] utf-8 terminal apps
Tue Feb 14 10:14:48 PST 2006
>> On Mon, 13 Feb 2006 21:07:13, Eugen Leitl <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> However, I was getting used to Eterm, and apparently that one
> doesn't handle utf-8 properly yet.
It doesn't handle many things properly, I'm afraid. Eterm has had
the dubious honour of having, alongside buffer overflow problems, a
vulnerability whereby someone can trick you into running arbitrary code
as your user by *sending an escape sequence to your terminal*, from as
many systems away as they like. See:
> Any alternative suggestions?
I use xterm. It has Unicode support, and doesn't have the history of
rendering slowness that gnome-terminal has. I'd love to see a terminal
that incorporates some of the features of GNU screen -- being able to
search through scrollback and being able to detach the terminal from the
X server it's running on and attach it to a different one without losing
any state would both be useful.
Having just written about gnome-terminal slowness, I see this blog post:
which shows gnome-terminal (now) rendering faster than xterm. I can
reproduce the numbers. Well done to the Gnome developers:
cat /usr/share/dict/words: 0.00s user 0.16s system 2% cpu 5.485 total
cat /usr/share/dict/words: 0.00s user 0.14s system 4% cpu 2.903 total
Chris Ball <email@example.com> <http://www.mrao.cam.ac.uk/~cjb/>
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