UTF-8 on 8.0-CURRENT: Yes We Can!
royerfranck at free.fr
Wed Jul 15 10:52:36 UTC 2009
Ed Schouten a écrit :
> Hi Franck,
> * Franck Royer <royerfranck at free.fr> wrote:
>> I wanna know where is the development of the support of utf-8 locale on
>> the current branch. Can we use it or it still considering highly
>> experimental ? Is there any specific port to install or a standard
>> configuration is enough ?
>> Or did I misunderstand that Freebsd will support native utf-8 ?
> FreeBSD already supports UTF-8 when using X11, etc. The console driver
> is restricted to 8-bit character sets. When you use FreeBSD
> HEAD/8.0, you can add the following to your kernel config:
> options TEKEN_UTF8
> options TEKEN_XTERM
> After that, be sure to replace `cons25' with `xterm' in /etc/ttys. This
> will allow you to use UTF-8 on the console. The kernel will use a table
> to remap all Unicode characters to CP437 (the default VGA font), so it's
> practically useless.
> I actually wanted to announce this in a couple of days from now, but I
> guess there's no harm in mentioning it already. As of last week I'm
> working on a new console driver in the newcons branch in our Perforce
> repository. Because I'm using VGA graphics mode, it's fairly easy to
> support Unicode.
> It will probably still take a very long time before it's finished, but I
> can already show you this screenshot I made the other day:
> It's a screenshot of FreeBSD with my console driver, displaying
> this file:
> I hope you like it. ;-)
Oh yes, wonderful.
Sorry, but I have a lack of knowledge in this field.
My Freebsd is only used as a server I access to by ssh. So if I had
these options to the kernel and put my locale in utf8 it would work ok ?
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