On Thu, 2003-05-08 at 01:44, John Lamoreaux wrote: > Macos x has an old version of fmt (ca. 1993 according to the man page). > When applied to UTF8 text (via |fmt), everything other than the ascii > characters seem simply to be dropped. Does anyone have an idea where a > UTF8-enabled version of fmt might be found? (As I'm not much of a > programmer, I would prefer one that would compile on the mac without > too much work.) The one that comes with most Linux distributions is from the GNU textutils package. It manages to reformat trilang.utf from the 9term distribution, at least. You might be able to extract the fmt executable from the fink binary package. The .deb packages that fink uses are compressed tar files wrapped in 'ar' wrappers: [mhw@kremvax t]$ ls textutils_2.0-4_darwin-powerpc.deb [mhw@kremvax t]$ ar x textutils_2.0-4_darwin-powerpc.deb [mhw@kremvax t]$ tar xzf data.tar.gz [mhw@kremvax t]$ ls -l sw/bin/fmt -rwxr-xr-x 1 mhw mhw 81712 Sep 19 2002 sw/bin/fmt [mhw@kremvax t]$ file !$ file sw/bin/fmt sw/bin/fmt: Mach-O executable powerPC [mhw@kremvax t]$ That's on Linux, so I can't verify that the resulting binary will actually work... -Mark.