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Author Topic: Enable PRINT_MODE:TEXT for windows  (Read 728 times)

kingubu

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Enable PRINT_MODE:TEXT for windows
« on: May 12, 2012, 11:55:03 am »

Cygwin has a nice xterm.  I used to play nethack at NAO with it.  Why not let windows users play in unicode too?
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King Mir

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Re: Enable PRINT_MODE:TEXT for windows
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2012, 02:53:07 pm »

Cygwin would be a fourth platform that Toady has to support. Why not just play on Linux?

Jeoshua

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Re: Enable PRINT_MODE:TEXT for windows
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2012, 07:01:09 pm »

Kings, I think you're misunderstanding each other.

I think that he's saying that since cygwin works on windows, there is a kind of terminal that is possible on windows.  And it would be nice to play with a raw terminal mode in windows, one which supports Unicode.

Thing is that the basic windows libraries already have a console, and so does SDL.  It's actually an OpenGL console, which is more powerful and faster than the raw windows rendering mode.  Albeit, it doesn't support Unicode at this point.

Not that it couldn't, just that Toady hasn't made it be so..
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