Subject: Re: finger
To: None <>
From: Johan Danielsson <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/09/2002 16:30:57 writes:

> my point is, to make this situation better, we really need a
> protocol negotiation (or inform) between fingerd and finger about
> the charset used in the message.

But that's not likely to happen anytime soon (or ever).

> ad-hoc solution that passes 8bit through does not really help.

It will help the few billion people who use single byte locales, and
it will not break anything for those who doesn't. If your finger
blindly outputs whatever it gets from fingerd, then that's another