[Bug 221772] vt(4) lacks (some?) semi-graphics, causing visible regression to the curses apps

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https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=221772

            Bug ID: 221772
           Summary: vt(4) lacks (some?) semi-graphics, causing visible
                    regression to the curses apps
           Product: Base System
           Version: CURRENT
          Hardware: Any
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Some People
          Priority: ---
         Component: kern
          Assignee: freebsd-bugs at FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: sobomax at FreeBSD.org
                CC: ed at FreeBSD.org
             Flags: mfc-stable9-, mfc-stable10-

Created attachment 185723
  --> https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=185723&action=edit
Current look with vt(4) + xterm

With the vt(4) only supporting xterm emulation, we are observing some
regressions of the console-based ncurses UI that we have to provision the
system for the last 12 years. As such I am curious if there is a way to get the
missing elements back with some terminfo / ncurses magic and if not is there
any plans to fix those at some point? With the overall direction of obsoleting
syscons(4) in favour of vt(4), it's really sad something that has been
flawlessly worked for the last two decades regressing just like that.

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