State of Unicode collation support in FreeBSD?

David Demelier demelier.david at
Fri Sep 13 06:58:42 UTC 2013

2013/9/10 Wolfgang Zenker <wolfgang at>:
> * David Demelier <demelier.david at> [130910 10:26]:
>> 2013/8/28 Wolfgang Zenker <wolfgang at>:
>>> [crossposted to -stable and -i18n]
>>> could someone point me to infos regarding Unicode collation support in FreeBSD?
>>> All I could find was but
>>> that page has not been changed in more than two years. Looking at sources of
>>> -current it doesn't look like those changes made it into the source tree yet.
>> I think no one is really interested to add real UTF-8 support to
>> Syscons. Currently you can get UTF-8 output by using Syscons xterm
>> ttys (which is default) and set your appropriate locales. For input
>> it's currently (unfortunately) not supported.
>> If you use X.Org, then your fine using UTF-8.
> There might be a misunderstanding: Collation is about ordering characters and
> sorting strings. What we have in FreeBSD right now is support for input and
> output of utf-8 characters, and with X11 and the right set of fonts they
> display ok, and at least using vim editing utf-8 text works ok. But sorting
> utf-8 strings yields "interesting" results as soon as you have non-ascii
> characters in your strings.

Aaah, okay sorry I really did misunderstanding the question yes ;-).


Demelier David

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