Bug#737786: libedit: UTF8 support in libedit

Sylvestre Ledru sylvestre at debian.org
Fri Feb 7 17:56:48 UTC 2014

On 05/02/2014 23:45, Linas Vepstas wrote:
> Package: libedit
> Severity: important
> Recent versions (last 4-5 years) of libedit contain Unicode UTF8
> support.  However, from what I can tell, this is not yet enabled in
> the most recent builds. So, for example:
> https://buildd.debian.org/status/fetch.php?pkg=libedit&arch=i386&ver=3.1-20130712-2&stamp=1377668787
> reports:
> checking if you want wide-character code... no
> It would be great if UTF8 was turned on; I really need this for my
> European users!  Anyway, its normally enabled by saying:
> ./configure  --enable-widec
> which #defined WIDECHAR  in config.h and turned the above ... no into a ... yes
Since I am not sure of the potential impact, I am going to upload it
first in experimental.

Thanks for the ping on that issue.

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