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Re: [SG16] Questions for LEWG for P2093R4: Formatted output

From: Thiago Macieira <thiago_at_[hidden]>
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2021 14:12:28 -0700
On Sunday, 14 March 2021 11:08:16 PDT Hubert Tong via SG16 wrote:
> None that I am aware of in particular. However, extending terminfo, etc. so
> that such an interface becomes available in the future could not be
> discounted as a possibility.

Already done, 20 years ago. See

printf '\033%%G\303\251\033%%@\n'

Will show "" in any half-decent terminal (including the Linux virtual
console, but apparently not the FreeBSD one), regardless of its own internal
encoding. See this screenshot from xterm, started with LC_ALL=C.

Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) macieira.info - thiago (AT) kde.org
   Software Architect - Intel DPG Cloud Engineering

Received on 2021-03-14 16:12:38