', quotation marks
-, the Euro symbol
Eetc., and using a base character according to Unicode decomposition for accented and other precomposed characters.
ç: combined mode,
`: separated mode.
mtermto invoke the
mltermterminal emulator with suitable parameters to set up bidi mode and a suitable font.
utermto invoke a UTF-8 enabled terminal with automatic selection of a suitable font for best coverage of Unicode characters.
utermscript comes with the mined package; it is included in the mined runtime support library and may be installed in the path with the mined application.
utermscript assumes that a UTF-8 enabled version of xterm or rxvt-unicode is already installed on your system, as well as fonts suitable for your needs. If this is not the case on your system, follow the advice below.
On Windows / cygwin:
Use the command
wined to start mined in a
mintty terminal configured to use UTF-8 and Windows
(When running an X server,
works too, as described above.)
The cygwin 1.7 console also runs UTF-8 by default.
On Windows / Explorer: With the mined stand-alone Windows package installed, right-click on a text file to open its context menu, and select “MinEd”.
On Mac OS X: Preferably, use xterm or iTerm 2 as the native Mac terminal application does not support the mouse.
configure --enable-wide-charsor use the script
configure-xtermfrom the mined runtime support library. Then invoke
make. You may want to compact the resulting executable with
strip xterm; then install it into your path, e.g. in
xlsfonts | grep iso10646
installfontsthat downloads these fonts and installs them with your X server. It finally gives some hints how to add them to your permanent font configuration.
bdf18to20and you find it in the mined runtime support library. Go into the directory where you unpacked the fonts and invoke the script.
$HOME/xfonts), go into that directory, invoke the
mkfontdircommand. Then make sure that the fonts are loaded into your X server, using the command
xset +fp $HOME/xfonts; a suitable place to include this automatically would be your
$HOME/.xinitrcX initialisation file if you have one.
utermfrom the mined runtime support library.
xterm -en UTF-8to enforce UTF-8 mode, depending on system configuration; also the option
+lcmay be needed in addition.
bdf18to20script as mentioned above and configure xterm to use 10x20 – it will then automatically select one of the 20x20 fonts for double-width characters; if you have a preference among them, use the -fw command line option or the wideFont X resource (in your
$HOME/.Xdefaultsfile). See the pattern file
Xdefaults.minedin the mined runtime support library for suggestions of suitable entries. (Double-width font matching works much better with rxvt which even seems to scale double-width fonts in an acceptable way if needed.)
LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 urxvton cygwin.
umined. If starting xterm, this script also configures xterm on-the-fly to apply the most recent version of Unicode width data as built-in to xterm in contrast to system-provided locale data (which may refer to an older version of Unicode) for handling of wide and combining characters.
wined.batwhich will invoke mined in a mintty terminal window, configured to use UTF-8 and Windows look-and-feel.