PuTTY wish do-text-unicode

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summary: do_text() is mad in a Unicode world
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: tricky: Needs many tuits.
priority: medium: This should be fixed one day.
fixed-in: 2004-10-14 709a94e5f27004e3933b022e1f01b96ddf854265 (0.58)

The current internal interface used to draw text on screen, do_text() , dates from the pre-Unicode days of PuTTY, and takes a string of eight-bit characters in one argument, and an attribute word (including the high-order eight bits of the Unicode characters) in another. This is clearly mad, and do_text() should be passed a UCS-2 string. This would also allow for longer strings to be passed to do_text() at a time.

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2016-12-27 11:40:22 +0000)