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bug #36676: screen shows "standout" instead of "italics" on terminals which support the latter (rxvt-unicode)

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Mon Jun 18 17:22:49 2012  
Votes:  203  
Category: Feature RequestSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: In Progress
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Amadeusz Sławiński <amade>
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: 4.0.3
Fixed Release: NonePlanned Release: 5.0.0
Work Required: None

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Thu Feb 9 12:22:19 2017, comment #5:

I have in progress patch for this, but it seems that we will need to update terminfo files, so I think it will be best to release it with major release (v5).

From http://invisible-island.net/xterm/ctlseqs/ctlseqs.txt
Ps = 0 -> Normal (default).
Ps = 1 -> Bold.
Ps = 2 -> Faint, decreased intensity (ISO 6429).
Ps = 3 -> Italicized (ISO 6429).
Ps = 4 -> Underlined.
Ps = 5 -> Blink (appears as Bold).
Ps = 7 -> Inverse.
Ps = 8 -> Invisible, i.e., hidden (VT300).
Ps = 9 -> Crossed-out characters (ISO 6429).

While at it we should probably also add 'invisible' and 'crossed-out'.

Amadeusz Sławiński <amade>
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Tue Dec 6 23:52:40 2016, comment #4:

About, sorry.

Andrey Solomatin <lourens_rich>
Tue Dec 6 23:51:38 2016, comment #3:

Will you please give comment this issue?

Andrey Solomatin <lourens_rich>
Fri Nov 4 11:20:50 2016, comment #2:

I would like to have this feature too

Denis Shulyaka <shulyaka>
Tue Mar 8 08:08:52 2016, comment #1:

Is there any newish information on this?

Any known work-arounds?

Paul Prince <pprince>
Mon Jun 18 17:22:49 2012, original submission:

Hi, screen does not support italics on terminals which support it, e.g. rxvt-unicode. This is all the more disappointing as emacs trunk now supports italics on terminals which do so.

To reproduce start a terminal emulator which is able to display italics:

urxvt -fn 'xft:liberation mono' -tn rxvt-unicode-256color


echo `tput sitm`italics`tput ritm` `tput smso`standout`tput rmso`

see italic font.




echo `tput sitm`italics`tput ritm` `tput smso`standout`tput rmso`


see no italic fonts.

Expected result: should show italics.

Thanx for looking into this, Gregor



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