Xorg 7 - various comments

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at ums.usu.ru
Tue Apr 4 20:05:39 PDT 2006

Andrew Benton wrote:
> Chris Staub wrote:
>> 5. At exactly what point is luit supposed to be installed?
> luit is optional. You don't have to install it. What does it do?

luit is used by xterm when ( ( the "-lc" switch is present ) or ( "vt100*locale: 
true" resource is set ) or ( the current locale is CJK ) ) and ( the current 
locale is a non-UTF-8 one ). In such case, xterm talks to luit using UTF-8, and 
luit talks to the application using the locale encoding.

luit is not used in UTF-8 locales, but is essential in non-UTF-8 locales when 
Xft fonts are used (because xterm doesn't understand anything except UTF-8 with 
Xft without luit).

Alexander E. Patrakov

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