Subject: New snapshot of raster/Unicode console driver available
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bang Jun-Young <email@example.com>
Date: 02/10/2001 12:06:24
A new snapshot of the VGA raster/Unicode wscons driver is available at
What's new in this snapshot (from 20010128):
- Based on -current source as of 20010205.
- VGA raster display driver (vga_raster.c) has been separated from vga.c.
You can configure and build kernel by adding "options VGA_RASTERCONSOLE"
and "WSEMUL_ENCODING_UTF8" to your config file. Additional "options
VGAFONTDEBUG" can be a little helpful for debugging purpose.
- Now it can display UTF-8 English/Japanese/Korean characters together.
- Japanese and Korean raw bitmap fonts and wsfonts are included.
- wsfontload(8) has been slightly modified to handle double byte fonts
properly. wscons.conf(5) also has been modified. See included sources
- Color mismatch. Try 'man foo' to see what I mean.
- UTF-8 handling code is incomplete and quite messy (utf8.c and
wsemul_vt100.c). I need to rewrite it in cleaner way.
- Low level *_putchar() function should be changed so that it properly
handles multibyte characters. One method is returning the width of the
character it printed. It might break compatibility with other existing
- More Unicode fonts and texts are needed for testing. :)
Any comments are welcome and appreciated.
Bang Jun-Young <firstname.lastname@example.org>