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rxvt-unicode is a clone of the well known terminal emulator rxvt, modified to store text in Unicode (either UCS-2 or UCS-4) and to us
rxvt-unicode is a clone of the well known terminal emulator rxvt, modified to store text in Unicode (either UCS-2 or UCS-4) and to use locale-correct input and output. rxvt-unicode also supports mixing multiple fonts at the same time, including Xft fonts.
Here are some key features of "rxvt unicode":
Stores text in Unicode (either UCS-2 or UCS-4).
Uses locale-correct input, output and width: as long as your system supports the locale, rxvt-unicode will display correctly.
Daemon mode: one daemon can open multiple windows on multiple displays, which improves memory usage and startup time considerably.
Crash-free. At least I try, but rxvt-unicode certainly crashes much less often than rxvt and it's many clones, and reproducible bugs get fixed immediately.
Full combining character support (unlike xterm :).
Multiple fonts supported at the same time: No need to choose between nice japanese and ugly latin, or no japanese and nice latin characters.
Supports Xft and core fonts in any combination.
Can easily be embedded into other applications.
All documentation accessible through manpages.
Locale-independent XIM support.
Many small improvements, such as improved and correct terminfo, improved secondary screen modes, italic and bold font support, tinting and shading.
Complex script support, such as arabic or tibetian - more info is needed. (use mlterm)
Left-To-Right rendering - more info is needed. (use mlterm)
Tabs (although a supplied perl script implements a tabbed shell). (use mrxvt)
IIIMF (Intranet/Internet Input Method Framework) support. (use scim)
What's New in This Release:
This release fixes the documentation for secondaryScroll and "[alpha]name" color specifications.
It fixes the (wrong) assumption that all Unicode codepoints less than 256 have a width of one.
It also fixes a bug that caused strwidth to return the wrong width, causing xim-onthespot to malfunction.
A new extension, "macosx-clipboard", makes the Mac OS X clipboard accessible directly to urxvt.
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