[Aptitude-devel] Bug#710689: aptitude: use unicode character in the trees

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Sun Jun 2 01:25:01 UTC 2013

Control: severity 133481 minor
Control: merge 133481 -1

On 1 June 2013 23:23, Christoph Anton Mitterer <calestyo at scientia.net> wrote:
> Package: aptitude
> Version:
> Severity: wishlist
> Hi.
> It would be nice when aptitude would use unicode characters for the trees in the
> dependency lists, e.g. instead of:
>  --\ Depends (3)

> something like this:
> ├─ Depends (3)


In the C locale we will continue to use only ASCII.  The GNU Coding
Standards is a fine reference for this type of thing, and will
continue following its recommendations here.

It would be possible to allow Unicode compatible locales to specify
these characters in the po files, however, I am very much in favour of
keeping such interface elements consistent across all locales which
requires sticking to whatever restrictions are placed on the C locale.
 It is very difficult to keep bugs out of the interface when
localizations impact the interface layout as well as content.

Do you have any complaint with the current drawing of tree nodes,
other than “its not the precise unicode graphing characters”?


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