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Re: Gvim, Mac OS X and terminal settings

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  • Bram Moolenaar
    ... The builtin_gui terminal type can t be changed. It is handled internally. The GUI can use bold and color. If that doesn t work then there must be
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 30 2:14 AM
      Gabriel Birke wrote:

      > Now I'm answering myself because I've found out new things (new for me,
      > not for experienced vim users):
      > The reason for the behavior described in the previous mail is that in
      > gvim the terminal type is set to "builtin_gui". This terminal type can
      > not be changed.
      > Now again my question:
      > How can I get a fully functional terminal (readline support, bold
      > character support, color support) environment from gvim?
      > Can I define a termcap file for builtin_gui to make the terminal more
      > comfortable? What capabilities has builtin_gui?

      The "builtin_gui" terminal type can't be changed. It is handled

      The GUI can use bold and color. If that doesn't work then there must be
      something wrong with how you compiled Vim or with how you use it.

      Starting a shell from within gvim indeed gives you a "dumb" terminal.
      Supporting some simple terminal (e.g., a vt52) has been on the todo list
      for a while. Including a terminal emulator inside Vim isn't a nice
      thing, it makes Vim a bit more bulky. You can do something like
      ":!xterm -c command" if you need to.

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