Subject: Re: finger
To: None <>
From: Kimmo Suominen <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/09/2002 23:40:58
Ok, I put in code to only enable 8-bit display for ISO8859-* codesets.
Are there other single-byte 8-bit codesets?

In my testing I was not able to make the output differ from the old
code in the C and ja_JP.eucJP locales.

+ Kim

| From: (Johan Danielsson)
| Date:    09 Sep 2002 16:30:57 +0200
| 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
| problem.
| /Johan