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From: Nathan Sidwell <nathan@acm.org>
To: zsh-workers@zsh.org
Subject: unicode in prompt breaks command search
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:43:37 -0500
Message-ID: <bac9b085-23b6-1e58-bc7d-715def0a22fe@acm.org> (raw)

For reasons, I put a multibyte unicode char in $PROMPT, this ends up 
messing with zsh's idea of the current column, as it doesn't understand 
the display width of $PROMPT.

For example reverse search, here's an example using <f0><9f><a1><85>

set PROMPT="🡅"

press C-r, see cursor gets indented another 3 spaces -- we're now at 
column 5, which would be correct if each byte of $PROMPT was a separate 
display char.

A slightly modified example is to enter some text before pressing C-r, 
then the first 3 chars get retained on the display (but not the input 
buffer at least).

Is this supposed to work?

This is ZSH 5.2 on a fedora 30 system, and an XFCE terminal.  Let me 
know if you need more info (I'm not on the list).

Nathan Sidwell

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Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-01-16 21:43 Nathan Sidwell [this message]
2020-01-17  1:25 ` dana
2020-01-17  8:23   ` Roman Perepelitsa
2020-01-17 12:05   ` Nathan Sidwell

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