tzhuan at csie.org
Sat Aug 30 08:42:38 UTC 2008
On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 9:36 PM, Alexander Churanov
<alexanderchuranov at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2008/8/28 Oliver Fromme <olli at lurza.secnetix.de>
>> Right now, a Chinese sysadmin cannot simply go to a FreeBSD
>> console, run mutt and read mails from his co-workers that
>> contain Chinese characters. This *does* work fine with
>> Linux. This is clearly an area where FreeBSD is lacking.
> Could you comment on this? Does Linux really display and render all Chinese
> glyphs corectly? Do they have video card compatibility issues? How about
> top-to-bottom rendering? Is it actually used or useful in China and Taiwan?
As far as I known Linux's console really support Chinese by change the
display to graphics mode through framebuffer. It should be no video
card compatibility issue if the video card supports VESA well (most cards
support it well I think). How much Chinese glyphs it can render depends on
the coverage of the bitmap fonts, so it should be possible to render all
glyphs if the fonts are available.
However, I have never used this feature in Linux. All linux systems I manage
have either X (desktop) or just text-mode console (server) like FreeBSD.
So I don't think this feature is very useful for me. The debian installer use
this feature to support Chinese and other language interfaces, it might be
useful for a newbie to install an unfamiliar OS. Besides that, there are less
benefits to support this I think.
IMHO your schedules looks fine to me. :-)
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