Subject: Re: wscons ioctl's
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Bang Jun-Young <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/06/2002 23:31:05
On Wed, Feb 06, 2002 at 02:09:46AM +0100, Martin Husemann wrote:
> > > 	u_int16_t character;			/* character */
> Pardon my ignorance, you will know better: is u_int16_t realy enough here?
> I haven't followed all the multibyte encoding discussions lately, but ISTR
> there have been strong objections against "only" using UNICODE.
> While there are multiple ways a character can be encoded when getting on the
> screen, this interface defines only one way to get it back (and can not do
> variable length encodings) - so the returned value should be unique.

What does "variable length encodings" mean here? 


Bang Jun-Young <>