[linux-elitists] utf-8 terminal apps

Stelian Ionescu stelian.ionescu-zeus@poste.it
Thu Feb 16 05:28:31 PST 2006


On Tue, Feb 14, 2006 at 06:14:48PM +0000, Chris Ball wrote:
>>> On Mon, 13 Feb 2006 21:07:13, Eugen Leitl <eugen@leitl.org> said:
>
>   > However, I was getting used to Eterm, and apparently that one
>   > doesn't handle utf-8 properly yet.
>
there's also rxvt-unicode(an rxvt clone) which handles utf-8 very well
http://software.schmorp.de/pkg/rxvt-unicode.html
it also has a very nice feature, the daemon mode(one daemon can open
multiple windows on multiple displays)

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>Having just written about gnome-terminal slowness, I see this blog post:
>
>   http://davyd.livejournal.com/166736.html
>
>which shows gnome-terminal (now) rendering faster than xterm.  I can
>reproduce the numbers.  Well done to the Gnome developers:
>
>xterm: 
>  cat /usr/share/dict/words:  0.00s user 0.16s system 2% cpu 5.485 total
>
>gnome-terminal 2.12.0:
>  cat /usr/share/dict/words:  0.00s user 0.14s system 4% cpu 2.903
>  total

on my system, cat /usr/share/dict/words(234937 lines) yields:
uxterm:	      real 39.820s user 0.001s sys 0.087s
rxvt-unicode: real 18.671s user 0.001s sys 0.196s

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