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    SubjectRe: UTF-8 and Alt key in the console

    On Saturday 2008-03-29 01:23, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
    >> And while we are at it, I'd suggest a whole new set of escape
    >> codes, the current sequences are particularly... bad for
    >> stream synchronization. Right now one has to parse strings for
    >> end-of-escape.. which is awkward. I'd just be able to
    >> strchr(s, '^]') for example and know when the escape code
    >> ends. (Compat should of course be honored where necessary.)
    > I think it would be a major lose to move away from ISO 6429 format; the format
    > is self-terminating and really isn't all that complex.

    What do you mean by self-terminating? There is no easy
    synchronization like in UTF-8, given you are anywhere inside
    a text stream, how do you know (a) you are already in an
    escape sequence and (b) how to figure out the rebegin of
    normal text.

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