Subject: New release of uwscons with improved multilingual support
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bang Jun-Young <email@example.com>
Date: 03/15/2001 16:42:59
Celebrating my birthday (today :), I have released a new snapshot of
`uwscons' at http://kldp.org/~bangjy/uwscons/ .
What's new in this release:
- Multilanguage/encoding support has been greatly improved; now it
can handle text written in ibm (default, ASCII), iso (ISO-8859-1), iso2,
iso7 (Greek), isojp (ISO-2022-JP), eucjp, euckr, and utf8. More
encodings will be added soon.
- wsfontload(8) can import X11 BDF fonts (Chinese-GB, Japanese-JIS and
Korean-KS for now).
- wsconsenc(8) is a new command to set per screen display encoding
(stateless). Each virtual screen remembers its own encoding so you can
have an ISO-8859-1 console and an UTF-8 console on the same machine and
switch between them. Stateful encodings like ISO-2022-JP are switched
by escape sequences.
- Two new ioctl WSDISPLAY_SENCODING and WSDISPLAY_GENCODING have been
introduced to set and get the current display encoding, respectively.
(WSDISPLAY_GENCODING not implemented yet)
- Compatibility with existing system has been also improved. With the
default encoding (ibm), you wouldn't easily notice what's different
from the text mode wscons. :)
- Number of bug fixes, of course.
- Integrated into the latest -current source tree. It was tested with
current-20010313, -20010310, -20010305 and -20010227.
- Fully compatible with existing programs (at least 'ibm' encoding is)
- Same look and feel as `wscons'
- Small memory footprint
- Seems to be quite stable :)
- Import X11 PCF font. This should be easier than importing BDF and I hope
it to be completed by this weekend.
- Add support for encodings such as ISO-2022-KR, Chinese, Russian, and
other ISO-8859-X. Especially, I need help on Chinese encodings for now.
- Implement input method.
Any comments are welcome and appreciated. Enjoy!
Bang Jun-Young <firstname.lastname@example.org>