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

Christoph Anton Mitterer calestyo at scientia.net
Sun Jun 2 02:42:35 UTC 2013

On Sun, 2013-06-02 at 09:25 +0800, Daniel Hartwig wrote:
> Do you have any complaint with the current drawing of tree nodes,
> other than “its not the precise unicode graphing characters”?
Well not "compliant"... it's just that time moved on,... unicode is
standard now unless for the most bare minimum situations where you
perhaps end up with C locale (probably not situations where aptitude is

Many "standard" tools, e.g. tree move on and at least
provide/auto-detect unicode enabled output in addition to ASCII

Anyway... I don't quite understand why this should be new to aptitude,
as it already seems to use these box drawing characters (which are
surely not ASCII), take e.g.
ftp://ftp.debian.┌───────────────────────────────────────────┐iff [Downloaded]
ftp://ftp.debian.│Downloaded 6906 kB in 1min 38s (70,1 kB/s).│iff [Downloaded]
ftp://ftp.debian.│     [ Continue ]          [ Cancel ]      │ownloaded]

or any "scroll bars" chich use: ▒

WRT, GNU Coding... well... they're quite old fashioned in some ways ;)

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