bugGNU Screen - Bugs: bug #36676, screen shows "standout"...


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

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Mon 18 Jun 2012 05:22:49 PM UTC  
Votes:  100  
Category: Feature RequestSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: None
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: 4.0.3
Fixed Release: NonePlanned Release: None
Work Required: None

Add a New Comment (Rich MarkupRich Markup):

You are not logged in

Please log in, so followups can be emailed to you.


Mon 18 Jun 2012 05:22:49 PM UTC, 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



(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

Attach File(s):

No files currently attached


Depends on the following items: None found

Items that depend on this one: None found


Carbon-Copy List
  • -unavailable- added by haffa (Voted in favor of this item)

    Do you think this task is very important?
    If so, you can click here to add your encouragement to it.
    This task has 100 encouragements so far.

    Only logged-in users can vote.


    Please enter the title of George Orwell's famous dystopian book (it's a date):



    Follows 1 latest change.

    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Sat 01 Mar 2014 03:23:42 AM UTChaffaCarbon-Copy-=>Added haffa

    Back to the top

    Powered by Savane 3.1-cleanup