Subject: Re: finger
To: Kimmo Suominen <>
From: None <>
List: tech-userlevel
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.