PuTTY semi-bug unicode-select

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summary: Word-at-a-time selection configuration ignores Unicode
class: semi-bug: This might or might not be a bug, depending on your precise definition of what a bug is.
difficulty: tricky: Needs many tuits.
priority: low: We aren't sure whether to fix this or not.

Currently, the `character classes' configuration on the Selection panel for word-at-a-time selection only covers the first 128 characters. It did not change when PuTTY was upgraded to Unicode.

It should probably support configurable selection for Unicode somehow, but clearly the UI will need major changes.

Currently there is some hard-coded wordness for Unicode that tries to do the right thing for particular Unicode ranges, in terminal.c:wordtype(). Perhaps the data structure here could be used as the basis of a simple UI. (Will need to translate existing configurations, of course.)

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2004-11-16 15:27:00 +0000)