Subject: Re: finger
To: Kimmo Suominen <>
From: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/11/2002 09:28:01
>I agree that passing a locale would be nice.  However, since I'm told
>it is not safe to use multi-byte character sets with finger, I thought
>we would not want to provide such an option.
>I obviously need to study more about how isprint(3) and friends work.
>Maybe there is a good solution hiding in there somewhere.

	i believe the only way possible at this moment is the one proposed by
	tshiozaki.  fingerd end enables 8bit, and finger end enables 8bit,
	then you will be able to see 8bit chars.  otherwise, we will see
	output from vis().