Re: [dev] [PATCH] [st] Fix issues with wcwidth() returning -1 for

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Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:21:52 +0100

> On 26 October 2014 19:36, Dmitrij D. Czarkoff <> wrote:
>> Apparently no workaround is needed - just use sane libc or avoid using
>> new codepoints until glibc fixes that. Or, if you won't feel dirty
>> after that, send a patch to glibc instead.
> 'Just using musl' doesn't seem feasible given a glibc-based system -
> it's easier for smaller programs, but in the case of st i'd have to
> rebuild xlib, xcb, xft, freetype, fontconfig, etc (and their
> dependencies) against musl. Not to mention that musl doesn't implement
> unicode 7.0 either, only up to 6.2.

I tend to think that it is better fix the wrong software than add
workarounds in the correct software. I don't have problems now,
and I think is the same for almost all the users of st. Maybe you
can add this patch to the wiki, because it is sure it will be useful
for more people.

If you really want to fix the problem you should send a patch
to the glibc mailing list.

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