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[ProgSoc] Re: lynx as a modern browser and Chinese
> Lynx, though a lovely browser, is woefully inadequate for displaying
> foreign languages or mathematics etc. It's a little difficult searching
> through archives of Chinese double-byte encoded text when all you see is
> garbled ascii. Worse yet, good luck saving the files and viewing them
> offline. *shrug*
Linux terminals are supposed to be extendable to Japanese (including
Kanji), that covers quite a lot of Chinese symbols (dunno how compatible
the encoding is). Since lynx uses the terminal interface it shouldn't be
difficult to make the double bytes come out sensibly (I haven't tried,
I'm waiting for Unicode to catch on, then I'll just use that).
If you really can't get lynx to do it, you actually can grab ANY file
using "lynx -source http://blah > blah.html" then lynx will just copy
the file without any attempt at rendering. Not an ideal solution by
any means but your choices may be limited.
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