ANN: urwid 0.8.3 with CJK support

Ian Ward ian at
Tue Nov 16 15:36:50 CET 2004

Announcing urwid 0.8.3 with CJK support

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New in this release:
 - Added support for CJK double-byte encodings.
   Word wrapping mode "space" will wrap on edges of double width characters.
   Wrapping and clipping will not split double width characters.

   curses_display.Screen.get_input() may now return double width characters.
   Text and Edit classes will work with a mix of regular and double width 

 - Use new method Edit.set_edit_text(..) instead of Edit.update_text().

 - Minor improvements to example program.

About Urwid

Urwid is a curses-based UI/widget library for Python. It features fluid
interface resizing, multiple text layout options, simple markup for 
attributes, powerful scrolling list boxes and flexible edit boxes.

Urwid maximizes the use of your available screen real estate. It does 
not provide code for box drawing or simulated drop shadows. It aims to
make writing professional, responsive console applictions easier.

Ian Ward <ian#excess,org>

<P><A HREF="">urwid 0.8.3</A> - curses-based UI/widget library (15-Nov-04)

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