Unicode-based FreeBSD

Alexander Churanov alexanderchuranov at gmail.com
Sun Aug 31 20:25:04 UTC 2008

2008/8/30 Tz-Huan Huang <tzhuan at csie.org>

> As far as I known Linux's console really support Chinese by change the
> display to graphics mode through framebuffer[1]. 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. :-)
> Tz-Huan
> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_framebuffer
Thank you.

Alexander Churanov

More information about the freebsd-current mailing list