Subject: Re: wscons ioctl's
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Bang Jun-Young <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/07/2002 11:04:23
On Thu, Feb 07, 2002 at 02:45:29AM +0100, Martin Husemann wrote:
> > 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.

Variable length encoding should be converted to fixed length
encoding before it's stored in the char-cell buffer.


Bang Jun-Young <>