Unicode-based FreeBSD

Alexander Churanov alexanderchuranov at gmail.com
Sun Aug 31 20:42:55 UTC 2008

2008/8/30 Peter Jeremy <peterjeremy at optushome.com.au>

> IMHO, unless we want to embed the equivalent of pango in the kernel,
> the only realistic solution is to count unicode codepoints.

That's exactly what I want to implement.

> It would be useful to know how other implementations work because I
> can't see how to avoid some degree of broken-ness without a complete
> CTF implementation.  If we aim syscons at sysadmins then a degree of
> misbehaviour may be acceptable.

You are reading my thoughts!

> The fonts are available in ports.  I'm not sure if there are existing
> bit-mapped fonts but a TTF or similar font can be converted to a
> bitmap without major effort.  Antialiasing would help with legibility.
Also agree.

Alexander Churanov

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