4 Sep 2000 rbrady   » (Journeyer)

Employment

Signed the contract yesterday, so I'm now officially employed. :) Um, yay!

Xterm

Most of today was spent tracking down bugs in xterm. I fixed the combining-doublewide characters interaction problem and the consequent U+FFFF getting mangled issue, and some potential security issues wrt the UTF-8 decoder.

The Killer Bug was the recently-tracked-down CutBuffer problem. It's all icky and complicated, but related to the fact that Xterm is exporting cutbuffers in UTF-8 and then importing them in Latin1. This is clearly wrong, but no-one seems to know the right answer. I suspect I will make it so it converts the exported strings to Latin1, as that, whilst not good, is several million times better than the current behaviour, which is of no use to anyone.

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