kern/108442: UTF-8 support for console
Michael B. Trausch
fd0man at gmail.com
Sat Jan 27 18:30:21 UTC 2007
>Synopsis: UTF-8 support for console
>Arrival-Date: Sat Jan 27 18:30:20 GMT 2007
>Originator: Michael B. Trausch
FreeBSD testing.trausch.us 6.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE #0: Fri Jan 12 10:40:27 UTC 2007 root at dessler.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386
UTF-8 characters are not supported natively on the system console, but they are supported just fine in an xterm or another terminal that has UTF-8 support. The console should support UTF-8 character display, as well, though this would probably mean that it would need to be a framebuffer of some sort.
Create a file with the following contents:
=== Begin text file ===
This system is running FreeBSD which is Copyright © 1992-2007 The FreeBSD Project, and Copyright © 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 The Regents of the University of California. All Rights Reserved.
Your system administrator is Søren.
=== End text file ===
cat this file to the display on the console of the box, and there are five characters that will not properly display.
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