FreeBSD-10.0r. on Lenovo G780 (fwd)
ray at freebsd.org
Thu May 29 10:58:20 UTC 2014
On Thu, 29 May 2014 08:26:46 +0700
Victor Sudakov <vas at mpeks.tomsk.su> wrote:
> Ed Maste wrote:
> > >
> > > It would be nice to have a choice of fonts. I am fond of traditional
> > > larger 80x25 consoles but I respect others' right to prefer a
> > > different look.
> > Yes, absolutely. My point is just that we're better off using the
> > native resolution, and a larger font, than stretching a 640x480
> > display.
> If you put it like this, I agree, of course.
> > > The question is, what fonts does vt(4) use, and how do I choose a
> > > font? The vidfont command complains of "getting keymap: Inappropriate
> > > ioctl for device".
> > vt(4) fonts are a new format, and we don't yet install a set of fonts,
> > but there are some samples in
> > http://people.freebsd.org/~emaste/newcons/
> > Setfont is currently a standalone tool in the src tree under
> > tools/tools/vt/setfont (and is not installed). It will be merged into
> > vidcontrol / vidfont in the future.
> > > Do you mean to say I cannot switch vt from Latin to Cyrillic input yet?
> > The kernel infrastructure is in place, but we don't ship UTF-8 keymaps
> > yet, so you'd have to generate your own at the moment.
> Is there hope for KOI8-R support in vt?
It is not so hard to implement, but I think we already did our long way
to UTF-8, to make happy most of people.
I'm from UA, and some time ago move to UTF for everything (almost). Now
I have to care for KOI8-U only to speak UA or RU channels on IRC :)
So maybe it's time? :)
> Victor Sudakov, VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
> sip:sudakov at sibptus.tomsk.ru
Aleksandr Rybalko <ray at freebsd.org>
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