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VT100 line drawing and xterm

VT100 line drawing and xterm

Posted Jun 4, 2004 22:17 UTC (Fri) by eru (subscriber, #2753)
In reply to: The Grumpy Editor's guide to terminal emulators by piman
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to terminal emulators

"Line-drawing characters" are an object of your font and character set, not your terminal. In particular, they're used commonly in the IBM PC extensions to ASCII.

Not just that. A genuine DEC VTxxx terminal and a good emulators of it (like xterm) has also a line drawing character set, enabled by a certain escape sequence, and there are lots of "legacy applications" that use it.

By the way, xterm still beats every other X11 terminal emulator I have tried in terms of stability and quality of emulation. Even the resource use is less than in most newer competitors, except rxvt. Since a terminal emulator is something that just needs to work reliably, no eye candy needed, xterm is the best. I don't see any point in reinventing this particular wheel.


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VT100 line drawing and xterm

Posted Jun 17, 2004 19:29 UTC (Thu) by daniel (guest, #3181) [Link]

"xterm still beats every other X11 terminal emulator I have tried in terms of stability
and quality of emulation. Even the resource use is less than in most newer
competitors, except rxvt. Since a terminal emulator is something that just needs to
work reliably, no eye candy needed, xterm is the best. I don't see any point in
reinventing this particular wheel."

Unfortunately its widget set was designed by the criminally insane.


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