rxvt-unicode 9.15

rxvt-unicode is an rxvt clone supporting mixed fonts, Xft fonts, and Unicode.
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rxvt-unicode is a clone of the well known terminal emulator rxvt, modified to store text in Unicode (either UCS-2 or UCS-4) and to use locale-correct input and output. rxvt-unicode also supports mixing multiple fonts at the same time, including Xft fonts.

Main features:

  • Stores text in Unicode (either UCS-2 or UCS-4).
  • Uses locale-correct input, output and width: as long as your system supports the locale, rxvt-unicode will display correctly.
  • Daemon mode: one daemon can open multiple windows on multiple displays, which improves memory usage and startup time considerably.
  • Crash-free. At least I try, but rxvt-unicode certainly crashes much less often than rxvt and it's many clones, and reproducible bugs get fixed immediately.
  • Completely flicker-free.
  • Full combining character support (unlike xterm :).
  • Multiple fonts supported at the same time: No need to choose between nice japanese and ugly latin, or no japanese and nice latin characters.
  • Supports Xft and core fonts in any combination.
  • Can easily be embedded into other applications.
  • All documentation accessible through manpages.
  • Locale-independent XIM support.
  • Many small improvements, such as improved and correct terminfo, improved secondary screen modes, italic and bold font support, tinting and shading.

last updated on:
January 23rd, 2012, 21:03 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
Marc A. Lehmann
ROOT \ Programming \ Internationalization
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What's New in This Release:
  • This version adds some rendering bugfixes, a fix for size computation in the tabbed extension, and better support for Solaris.
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