From: Kostas Marneris-NOC (
Date: Thu Sep 16 1993 - 12:21:17 CDT

Hi everyone,

A few days ago I asked where I could find the editor "vig" which is similar
to "vi" but with the extension of writing characters beyond US-ASCII.
I'd like to thank Birger A. Wathne ( and
James Rae ( for their answers.

James Rae gave me the name of a host where I actually found vig.The host is
(according to the archie server):

Host (
Last updated 11:27 31 Aug 1993

    Location: /local/bin.pmax4.0
      FILE -rwxr-xr-x 352 bytes 00:00 9 May 1991 vig

    Location: /local/bin.sparc
      FILE -rwxr-xr-x 352 bytes 00:00 9 May 1991 vig

    Location: /local/bin.sun386
      FILE -rwxr-xr-x 352 bytes 00:00 9 May 1991 vig

    Location: /local/manl
      FILE -rw-r--r-- 606 bytes 00:00 7 Jul 1989 vig.l

Birger A. Wathne suggested a clever way to overcome the problem of not finding
"vig". The solution is to set the environment right so that the "vi" editor
can be used. The commands are:

% stty cs8
% setenv LC_CTYPE iso_8859_1
% vi

Then, by using the 'Compose-key' chart Sun supplies with the keyboard, anyone
can write any ISO 8859/1 character inside "vi".(I must say this is my
favorite solution.)

In the same mail to the list I was asking informations about the sources of
the filter "grk" or any filter that makes the writing of greek characters
available from a common keyboard, but I didn't get any answers (still hoping).

Thanks again

Kostas Marneris (

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