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    General hint: if you get compile errors, then likely your configuration
    hasn't been tested well. Either try with --enable-everything or use the
    ./reconf script as a base for experiments. ./reconf is used by myself,
    so it should generally be a working config. Of course, you should always
    report when a combination doesn't work, so it can be fixed. Marc Lehmann

        Add support for all non-multichoice options listed in "./configure
        --help". Note that unlike other enable options this is order
        dependant. You can specify this and then disable options which this
        enables by *following* this with the appropriate commands.

        Add support for Xft (anti-aliases, among others) fonts. Xft fonts
        are slower and require lots of memory, but as long as you don't use
        them, you don't pay for them.

        Add support for bold, *italic* and *bold italic* font styles. The
        fonts can be set manually or automatically.

        Compile in support for additional codeset (encoding) groups (eu, vn
        are always compiled in, which includes most 8-bit character sets).
        These codeset tables are currently only used for driving X11 core
        fonts, they are not required for Xft fonts. Compiling them in will
        make your binary bigger (together about 700kB), but it doesn't
        increase memory usage unless you use an X11 font requiring one of
        these encodings.

           all             all available codeset groups 
           zh              common chinese encodings 
           zh_ext          rarely used but very big chinese encodigs 
           jp              common japanese encodings 
           jp_ext          rarely used but big japanese encodings 
           kr              korean encodings 

        Add support for XIM (X Input Method) protocol. This allows using
        alternative input methods (e.g. kinput2) and will also correctly set
        up the input for people using dead keys or compose keys.

        Enable direct support for displaying unicode codepoints above 65535
        (the basic multilingual page). This increases storage requirements
        per character from 2 to 4 bytes. X11 fonts do not yet support these
        extra characters, but Xft does.

        Please note that rxvt-unicode can store unicode code points >65535
        even without this flag, but the number of such characters is limited
        to a view thousand (shared with combining characters, see next
        switch), and right now rxvt-unicode cannot display them
        (input/output and cut&paste still work, though).

        Enable automatic composition of combining characters into composite
        characters. This is required for proper viewing of text where
        accents are encoded as seperate unicode characters. This is done by
        using precomposited characters when available or creating new
        pseudo-characters when no precomposed form exists.

        Without --enable-unicode3, the number of additional precomposed
        characters is rather limited (2048, if this is full, rxvt-unicode
        will use the private use area, extending the number of combinations
        to 8448). With --enable-unicode3, no practical limit exists.

        This option will also enable storage (but not display) of characters
        beyond plane 0 (>65535) when --enable-unicode3 was not specified.

        The combining table also contains entries for arabic presentation
        forms, but these are not currently used. Bug me if you want these to
        be used (and tell me how these are to be used...).

        When reading resource settings, also read settings for class CLASS
        (default: Rxvt). To disable resource fallback use

        Use the given name (default: urxvt) as default application name when
        reading resources. Specify --with-res-name=rxvt to replace rxvt.

        Use the given class (default: URxvt) as default application class
        when reading resources. Specify --with-res-class=Rxvt to replace

        Write user and tty to utmp file (used by programs like w) at start
        of rxvt execution and delete information when rxvt exits.

        Write user and tty to wtmp file (used by programs like last) at
        start of rxvt execution and write logout when rxvt exits. This
        option requires --enable-utmp to also be specified.

        Write user and tty to lastlog file (used by programs like lastlogin)
        at start of rxvt execution. This option requires --enable-utmp to
        also be specified.

        Add support for XPM background pixmaps.

        Add support for inheriting parent backgrounds thus giving a fake
        transparency to the term.

        Add support for fading the text when focus is lost.

        Add support for tinting of transparent backgrounds.

        Add support for our menu bar system (this interacts badly with
        dynamic locale switching currently).

        Add support for the original rxvt scrollbar.

        Add support for a NeXT-like scrollbar.

        Add support for an Xterm-like scrollbar.

        Add support for a very unobtrusive, plain-looking scrollbar that is
        the favourite of the rxvt-unicode author, having used it for many

        Make shadows on the scrollbar only half the normal width & height.
        only applicable to rxvt scrollbars.

        Change tty device setting to group "tty" - only use this if your
        system uses this type of security.

        Disable any handling of the backspace key by us - let the X server
        do it.

        Disable any handling of the delete key by us - let the X server do

        Remove all resources checking.

        Make resources checking via XGetDefault() instead of our small
        version which only checks ~/.Xdefaults, or if that doesn't exist
        then ~/.Xresources.

        Please note that nowadays, things like XIM will automatically pull
        in and use the full X resource manager, so the overhead of using it
        might be very small, if nonexistant.

        Add support for our possibly faster memset() function and other
        various routines, overriding your system's versions which may have
        been hand-crafted in assembly or may require extra libraries to link
        in. (this breaks ANSI-C rules and has problems on many GNU/Linux

        Remove support for swap screen.

        Add support for many small features that are not essential but nice
        to have. Normally you want this, but for very small binaries you may
        want to disable this.

        A non-exhaustive list of features enabled by "--enable-frills"
        (possibly in combination with other switches) is:

          EWMH-hints (pid, utf8 names) and protocols (ping)
          seperate underline colour
          settable border widths and borderless switch
          settable extra linespacing
          iso-14755-2 and -3, and visual feedback
          backindex and forwardindex escape sequence
          window op and some xterm/OSC escape sequences
          settable insecure mode
          keysym remapping support
          -embed and -pty-fd options

        Enable extended ISO 14755 support (see rxvt(1), or doc/rxvt.1.txt).
        Basic support (section 5.1) is enabled by "--enable-frills", while
        support for 5.2, 5.3 and 5.4 is enabled with this switch.

        Add support for continual scrolling of the display when you hold the
        mouse button down on a scrollbar arrow.

        Add support for scrolling via mouse wheel or buttons 4 & 5.

        Add support for continual scrolling (using the mouse wheel as an
        accelerator) while the control key is held down. This option
        requires --enable-mousewheel to also be specified.

        Remove support for mouse selection style like that of xterm.

        Use Gray Watson's malloc - which is good for debugging See for details If you use either this
        or the next option, you may need to edit src/Makefile after
        compiling to point DINCLUDE and DLIB to the right places.

        You can only use either this option and the following (should you
        use either) .

        Use Doug Lea's malloc - which is good for a production version See
        <> for details.

        Add smart growth/shrink behaviour when changing font size via from
        hot keys. This should keep in a fixed position the rxvt corner which
        is closest to a corner of the screen.

        Add support for a blinking cursor.

        Add support to have the pointer disappear when typing or inactive.

        Set the basename for the installed binaries (default: "urxvt",
        resulting in "urxvt", "urxvtd" etc.). Specify "--with-name=rxvt" to
        replace with "rxvt".

        Change the environmental variable for the terminal to NAME (default

        Change the environmental variable for the path to the terminfo tree
        to PATH.

        Use the X Window System (pretty much default, eh?).

        Look for the XPM includes in DIR.

        Look for the XPM library in DIR.

        Not needed - define via --enable-xpm-background.

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