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summary: Support for `SCO ANSI' terminal features
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: taxing: Needs external things we don't have (standards, users etc)
priority: low: We aren't sure whether to fix this or not.

We occasionally get asked to support `SCO-ANSI' (aka `ANSIC'?) features (as used by UnixWare etc). Some of these are supported by PuTTY now.


There are various escape sequences which set the default colours used for various kinds of text PuTTY currently only supports the one for setting the default foreground and background (as of 2003-06-16). From comp.security.ssh:
Select foreground color              \027[=PsF
Select background color              \027[=PsG
Select reverse color                 \027[=PsH
Select reverse background color      \027[=PsI

            SCO-ANSI Color Table
   Ps      Color             Ps      Color
   0       Black              8      Grey
   1       Blue               9      Lt. Blue
   2       Green             10      Lt. Green
   3       Cyan              11      Lt. Cyan
   4       Red               12      Lt. Red
   5       Magenta           13      Lt. Magenta
   6       Brown             14      Yellow
   7       White             15      Lt. White

There are various other (possibly contradictory) lists of escape sequences buried in the putty-bugs archives. all-escapes also lists some sequences.

Probably the most autoritative definition is in the SCO Open Server manual page screen(HW).

Line drawing
(`SCO ACS'?) Setting line character set to `CP437' on the Translation panel might help with this.
Function keys
`SCO mode' function keys (and keypad top row) are already implemented (and possibly even do what you want). See the Keyboard panel.

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2017-05-07 16:29:13 +0100)