svn commit: r186731 - head/sys/dev/syscons/teken

Ed Schouten ed at
Mon Jan 5 10:16:47 PST 2009

* Ivan Voras <ivoras at> wrote:
> Also, isn't xterm better suited for UTF-8?

Yes. I have yet to confirm this, but I suspect things may go wrong when
you run a non-UTF-8 aware application that performs box drawing inside a
UTF-8 aware cons25 emulator. With cons25, the box drawing characters are
above 0x7f, which is obviously not compatible with UTF-8.

With xterm you can use the UTF-8 codepoints or switch to the special
character map with the box drawing characters. When your application
doesn't use UTF-8, it should only generate bytes below 0x80.

 Ed Schouten <ed at>
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