bin/183876: patch for /usr/src/usr.bin/fmt/ (not 8 bit clean) for German & French
Julian H. Stacey
jhs at berklix.com
Tue Nov 12 01:20:03 UTC 2013
>Synopsis: patch for /usr/src/usr.bin/fmt/ (not 8 bit clean) for German & French
>Arrival-Date: Tue Nov 12 01:20:00 UTC 2013
>Originator: Julian H. Stacey
>Release: FreeBSD 10.0-BETA3 amd64
http://berklix.com BSD Linux Unix Consultancy, Munich/Muenchen.
System: FreeBSD fire.js.berklix.net 8.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE #0: Mon Aug 20 18:20:09 CEST 2012 jhs at fire.js.berklix.net:/usr/src/sys/amd64/compile/FIRE64.small amd64
2003 I looked at fmt.c to make it 8 bit clean for 4.8-RELEASE,
I was conservative & my patches did just a subset, I recall.
I maintained patches since.
2010 I posted to hackers@ Tue May 25 11:29:20 UTC 2010
& got 1 comment:
Christian's from Wed May 26 18:05:53 UTC 2010,
I'm still using & maintaining patches through to current & 10.0-BETA3,
Tonight 2 BSD people (cc'd) asked I'd sent patches,
so this also a send-pr.
WRT Christian's comment from Wed May 26 18:05:53 UTC 2010,
I don't know about ISO 8859-1 and UTF-8, (I dislike & avoid
national char set stuff as much as possible), but I want
to be able to edit files that simultaneously contain eg all
of English German & French etc, so setting some var to eg
just German would be inappropriate. 8 bit clean would be ideal,
next best would be my patches I suppose.
We no longer use 7 bit teletypes, & no longer need parity,
so fmt.c could be made pretty much 8 bit clean, (apart from
eg Null etc which'd doubtless be too much hastle). - Or
it can be tweaked to allow some chars as I recall I did,
Options presumably are still the 4 from Tue May 25
11:29:20 UTC 2010
I assume either adopting Solution 1 (Discard "& 0x7f" ) or
Solution 2 (my patches) would not disrupt locale users,
but would stop fmt failing on some 8 bit text.
Read the code
Look at my posting
& my patches
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