mutt on a Commodore terminal program (Re: CBM720 heads up)

From: Marko Mäkelä <>
Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2015 16:42:58 +0200
Message-ID: <20150102144258.GC1491@x60s>
On Fri, Jan 02, 2015 at 09:20:10AM -0500, Bill Degnan wrote:
>Next I plan to work on the B-128 I will let you know if I can locate 
>and use a terminal program successfully and post on my site in D0 
>format.  It's hard to find a good terminal program that has flexibility 
>to handle the characters generated by mutt.  I am working on a general 
>purpose .muttrc file.  Still work to do!

That is going to be a lot of work if you have configured your mutt to 
use UTF-8, like I did several years ago (using mutt,vim and msmtp and a 
UTF-8 compatible terminal emulator on X11).

The only character-set related parameter in my .muttrc seems to be

set config_charset="utf-8"

It look like the rest is automatically deduced from LANG=fi_FI.utf8 or 
LC_CTYPE=fi_FI.UTF-8. You could execute the "locale" command in 
GNU/Linux to see the defaults (POSIX in my case). If I unset the two 
above mentioned variables, mutt will convert non-ASCII characters to 
question marks.

Hmm, even with the POSIX locale, mutt is using some Digital VT100 or 
VT220 line-art characters when displaying email subjects in the threaded 
view ("o t" or "O t"). Those few non-ASCII characters used by mutt 
should have direct PETSCII equivalents.


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