Subject: Re: wscons ioctl's
To: Bang Jun-Young <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/07/2002 02:45:29
> What does "variable length encodings" mean here? 

Things like UTF8, or the 93-something DBCS windows stuff I've been
exposed to using leadbyte/escape sequences. You can do that when passing
strings into the kernel (so they'll stay "const char *") - but not for this
ioctl where screen cells need a fixed width encoding.