From: Frank da Cruz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Nov 18 2002 - 10:36:14 EST
> As a result of being monofont plain text viewers/editors are also notorious
> for not supporting much beyond a limited repertoire of characters [a few
> noble exceptions to this rule notwithstanding].
> Unless a widely used plain-text protocol requires or supports these
> characters, they remain a solution in search of a problem. I still haven't
> seen evidence of such a protocol.
We're doing our best. Kermit software supports Unicode in plain text
and Linux is moving in that direction too (e.g. the Linux console in the
latest Red Hat release, as well as many Linux / GNU plain-text utilities,
now including EMACS 21.1):
Plain-text interactive shell and application access is still a widely
used protocol, and is becoming more internationalized every day thanks to
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