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bug #44366: hardstatus lastline UTF-8 corruption

Submitted by:  john harrigan <jfharrigan>
Submitted on:  Wed 25 Feb 2015 12:33:41 AM UTC  
Votes:  10  
Category:  User Interface Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  4.2.1
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
Work Required:  None

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Wed 25 Feb 2015 12:33:41 AM UTC, original submission:

I get display corruption if I set hardstatus to alwayslastline and try to display UTF-8 characters in the hardstatus. First, the UTF-8 characters are not displayed correctly. Second, it looks like there are extra newlines in the hardstatus such that the hardstatus takes up multiple lines at the bottom of the terminal and lines in the regular portion of the screen are shifted out of view.

I did not have this problem with 4.0.3 so I patched 4.2.1 with some changes I took from 4.0.3 and the problem went away. I don't really know what I'm doing with the screen source so the patch is just the result of poking around in the two different versions. I'm attaching the patch in the hope that it helps one of the screen maintainers identify the actual problem. It obviously disables code that was deliberately added so the patch isn't really useful other than troubleshooting.

I have also applied the hardstatus.patch that archlinux applies to their version
of screen.

My testing was done with UXTerm on Linux
$LANG was set to "en_US.UTF-8"
screen was configured with "--enable-colors256 --enable-rxvt_osc --disable-socket-dir"

To reproduce the problem with 4.2.1 + hardstatus.patch:
1) start uxterm and run "screen -U -c screenrc-test"
2) now that you're in screen, echo -e "\033_Núñez\033\\"

To make the problem go away, apply my utf8_lastline.patch and re-run test.

john harrigan <jfharrigan>


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file #33177:  screenrc-test added by jfharrigan (262B - application/octet-stream)
file #33178:  hardstatus.patch added by jfharrigan (793B - application/octet-stream)
file #33179:  utf8_lastline.patch added by jfharrigan (2KiB - application/octet-stream)


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