GNU bug report logs - #6934
multibyte: expand miscalculate width of ideographs

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Package: coreutils; Severity: wishlist; Reported by: Zhang Weiwu <zhangweiwu@HIDDEN>; dated Sat, 28 Aug 2010 01:46:01 UTC; Maintainer for coreutils is bug-coreutils@HIDDEN.
Changed bug title to 'multibyte: expand miscalculate width of ideographs' from '"expand" miscalculate width of ideographs' Request was from Assaf Gordon <assafgordon@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.
Severity set to 'wishlist' from 'normal' Request was from Assaf Gordon <assafgordon@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.

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reproduce:

$ printf "1This is a test\t3This is test too\t5And more test\n2=E6=B5=8B=E8=
=AF=95=E4=B8=80=E6=98=AF=E8=BF=99=E6=A0=B7\t4=E6=B5=8B=E8=AF=95=E4=BA=8C=E5=
=A6=82=E6=AD=A4\t6=E6=B5=8B=E8=AF=95=E4=B8=89=EF=BC=8C=E5=97=AF=E3=80=82\=
n" | expand -t 12
1This is a test         3This is test too       5And more test
2=E6=B5=8B=E8=AF=95=E4=B8=80=E6=98=AF=E8=BF=99=E6=A0=B7     4=E6=B5=8B=E8=
=AF=95=E4=BA=8C=E5=A6=82=E6=AD=A4        6=E6=B5=8B=E8=AF=95=E4=B8=89=EF=BC=
=8C=E5=97=AF=E3=80=82

expected:
$ printf "1This is a test\t3This is test too\t5And more test\n2=E6=B5=8B=E8=
=AF=95=E4=B8=80=E6=98=AF=E8=BF=99=E6=A0=B7\t4=E6=B5=8B=E8=AF=95=E4=BA=8C=E5=
=A6=82=E6=AD=A4\t6=E6=B5=8B=E8=AF=95=E4=B8=89=EF=BC=8C=E5=97=AF=E3=80=82\=
n" | expand -t 12
1This is a test         3This is test too       5And more test
2=E6=B5=8B=E8=AF=95=E4=B8=80=E6=98=AF=E8=BF=99=E6=A0=B7           4=E6=B5=
=8B=E8=AF=95=E4=BA=8C=E5=A6=82=E6=AD=A4             6=E6=B5=8B=E8=AF=95=E4=
=B8=89=EF=BC=8C=E5=97=AF=E3=80=82

Note that your email software must be able to show ideograph correctly in=
 order to see the problem.=20

Note that other coreutils do not suffer from this problem. Take ls for ex=
ample:

$ touch "1This is a test" "2=E6=B5=8B=E8=AF=95=E4=B8=80=E6=98=AF=E8=BF=99=
=E6=A0=B7" "3This is test too" "4=E6=B5=8B=E8=AF=95=E4=BA=8C=E5=A6=82=E6=AD=
=A4" "5And more test" "6=E6=B5=8B=E8=AF=95=E4=B8=89=EF=BC=8C=E5=97=AF=E3=80=
=82"
2$ ls
1This is a test  3This is test too  5And more test
2=E6=B5=8B=E8=AF=95=E4=B8=80=E6=98=AF=E8=BF=99=E6=A0=B7    4=E6=B5=8B=E8=AF=
=95=E4=BA=8C=E5=A6=82=E6=AD=A4        6=E6=B5=8B=E8=AF=95=E4=B8=89=EF=BC=8C=
=E5=97=AF=E3=80=82

So you see ls(1) output have ideograph width correctly calculated.

So I can guess that simply taking the width calculation routine of ls(1)
and use it in expand would solve the problem.




Acknowledgement sent to Zhang Weiwu <zhangweiwu@HIDDEN>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to bug-coreutils@HIDDEN. Full text available.
Report forwarded to owner <at> debbugs.gnu.org, bug-coreutils@HIDDEN:
bug#6934; Package coreutils. Full text available.
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