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Re: standards/47454: terminfo(5) does not have a capability for terminal/display character set
The following reply was made to PR standards/47454; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: "Valeriy E. Ushakov" <uwe%stderr.spb.ru@localhost>
Subject: Re: standards/47454: terminfo(5) does not have a capability for
terminal/display character set
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:28:37 +0400
On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 21:20:01 +0000, fair%netbsd.org@localhost wrote:
> One key piece of information from the terminal display capabilities
> of terminfo(5) is missing: a given terminal's character set.
Except that you don't and can't know this generally. E.g. VT200
supports downloadable fonts, so what exactly is its character set?
How can system tell whether I'm using a KOI8-R font or latin1 font?
> The POSIX locale LANG environment variable doesn't quite do it, and
> can be in conflict with what the user's terminal can actually display,
Just like TERM can be in conflict with the user's terminal.
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