Unicode-based FreeBSD

Alexander Churanov alexanderchuranov at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 02:24:11 UTC 2008


2008/8/24 Ivan Voras <ivoras at freebsd.org>

> AFAIK this is what Linux did and I think it's the Right Way To Do It
> (based on seeing it work). Massaging UTF-8 into 8-bit text mode in
> console could be nice but is of very limited usefulness today.
My vision is that syscons should be a failsafe alternative to X or ssh. Most
boxes are either running X or managed via ssh and ssh client is running in
graphical mode. My proposal is NOT about displaying all assigned unicode
code points in character-mode. It's about switching the whole system to
UTF-8 and making syscons working correctly in new curicumstances. It seems
that other parts of FreeBSD are mostly ready. Read about my experience of
using vipw with UTF-8.

Alexander Churanov

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