Subject: Re: New snapshot of raster/Unicode console driver available
To: Reinoud Zandijk <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/11/2001 10:05:08
On Sun, Feb 11, 2001 at 05:41:17PM +0100, Reinoud Zandijk wrote:

 > > Another new snapshot is just released at the same page. Now it can display
 > > UTF-8 English/French/German/Japanese(Kana)/Korean mixed text and seems to
 > > be quite stable. I have also included compiled kernel (GENERIC +
 > > VGA_RASTERCONSOLE and WSDISPLAY_ENCODING_UTF8 options added), wsfontload
 > > binary, and wscons.conf for convenience. I would appreciate it if someone
 > > would try it and report to me any problem.
 > Excuse my ignorance please, but is this new wscons code platform
 > independent ? or can it be made so ? i.e. does it work on pmax ? (no VGA)

The WSDISPLAY_ENCODING_* stuff certainly is.  The only thing that is
VGA-specific is the stuff that makes the VGA work as a framebuffer rathern
than a character cell array.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>