Projects / rxvt-unicode


rxvt-unicode is a clone of the well known terminal emulator rxvt, modified to store text in Unicode and to use locale-correct input and output. It also supports mixing multiple fonts at the same time, including Xft fonts, real transparency, and an optional embedded Perl interpreter that allows you to extend your terminal easily.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  21 Jan 2012 12:53

    Release Notes: This release adds some rendering bugfixes, a fix for size computation in the tabbed extension, and better support for Solaris.

    •  21 Dec 2011 21:21

      Release Notes: This release overhauls the bg image operations to be more flexible and deprecates libAfterImage support. Perl extensions are now searched for by default in ~/.urxvt/ext. There are various bugfixes of varying importance.

      •  27 Dec 2010 20:39

        Release Notes: Better compatibility with gcc 4.5. A regression in urxvtd that prevented options from being correctly set was fixed. There were other fixes.

        •  30 Dec 2009 06:18

          Release Notes: This is primarily a maintenance release, fixing a large number of minor issues, such as compilation problems that have been found since the last release.

          •  08 Nov 2008 19:19

            Release Notes: This release fixes a load of minor bugs, such as memory leaks with libafterimage, correct adjusting of line length and wide characters on insert/delete/erase, a number of minor wide character problems, a problem with perl on HPPA systems, disabling mouse reporting on reset, and many others. There have also been some small feature enhancements, such as being able to specify an icon image, an upgrade of the embedded libev, an OSC sequence to change the border color, a new Perl extension "overlay-osc", clearing the urgency hint on focus out, and a few others.

            Recent comments

            15 Jan 2005 00:57 dtw

            Re: Transparent Scrollbar

            > as the scrollbar is already trasnparent

            > - what are you missing?

            ah - sorry dude - when did you add that?

            18 Dec 2004 17:18 pcg1

            future feature requests or bug reports
            Future feature requests or bug reports on freshmeat are likely to be ignored by the rxvt-unicode author.

            Better use <> for that.

            If you don't intend to communicate with the author, feel free to use freshmeat, though :)

            18 Dec 2004 17:16 pcg1

            Re: Great work on v4.0
            as screen has no way to turn on italic, i wonder how it can display it as reverse? please note that screen is a different terminal than rxvt-unicode and uses it's own set of control sequences.

            it might be possible to maske screen learn italic, though. I am not sure.

            18 Dec 2004 13:47 InfinityX

            Great work on v4.0
            As the subject says the new version is simply fantastic, the increase in xft rendering speed is phenomenal as well, I can finally use transparency without any visible slowdown. The inclusion of bold and italic font support makes it without a doubt the best terminal emulator on my system.

            The only problem I've seen so far is that italic and italic-bold text gets reverse-videoed when using GNU Screen, is this a Screen problem or have I not set urxvt up correctly?

            17 Dec 2004 00:32 pcg1

            Re: Bug reports
            Indeed, it's better to contact the list or the author directly. Comments on freshmeat get overlooked easily, and certainly there will be no timely response on freshmeat.


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