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Features of a modern terminal emulator

Tags: terminals

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    tesseractcat
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    I really wish Sixel was more well adopted, there are so many cool applications for images in the terminal (i.e. ls with thumbnails, command line ebook/comic readers, improved cli browsers, etc.)....

    I really wish Sixel was more well adopted, there are so many cool applications for images in the terminal (i.e. ls with thumbnails, command line ebook/comic readers, improved cli browsers, etc.). One thing I really would love is inline image support in vim, for stuff like markdown and latex. It's a shame that none of the terminal emulators can agree to use sixel or some other standard, many either forgo the feature or make their own proprietary image format instead (see: iterm2, kitty).

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      skyfaller
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      Do any terminal emulators support sixel or some other standard? Are there literally none? I've been enjoying playing with viu, which supports Kitty's graphics protocol. In the absence of anything...

      Do any terminal emulators support sixel or some other standard? Are there literally none?

      I've been enjoying playing with viu, which supports Kitty's graphics protocol. In the absence of anything better, can we just standardize it and get others to support it?

      1. tesseractcat
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        xterm, mlterm and mintty supports sixel with some config options. Why use Kitty's protocol though? There's also iTerm2's protocol. Terminology has one too. I think sixel is still the most...

        xterm, mlterm and mintty supports sixel with some config options. Why use Kitty's protocol though? There's also iTerm2's protocol. Terminology has one too. I think sixel is still the most 'standard' out of all the standards.

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