Subject: Re: finger
To: Kimmo Suominen <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/08/2002 10:50:46
>>I would like to keep the functionality that the user can specify
>>the character set that his/her terminal can display. Just like
>>with other programs, e.g. vi, this is done with LANG or LC_CTYPE.
>>Verifying the locale setting of the user does not prevent from
>>adding protocol level support for character sets in the future,
>>if such protocol extension is ever added.
> that's backwards. you propose protocol changes to ietf, and then
> we can add such functionality into finger/fingerd.
and it is not relevant to compare finger/fingerd versus vi, as
finger/fingerd involves multiple systems (= interoperability issue).
while vi has no such issue.