Subject: Re: finger
To: Johan Danielsson <>
From: None <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/12/2002 08:25:56
>> Our finger is quite old program.  Although good-old-day's libc was
>> hard-coded to ASCII, the recent (ISO C compliant) libc is no longer
>> so.
>Yes, but what does this have to do with finger using isprint? What
>stops you from doing something with fgetwc/iswprint/fputwc?

	you are unsure what kind of encoding is used for the data sent from
	fingerd.  until we have charset negotiation between findgerd/finger,
	we can't use fgetwc and friends (and we can use them only when charset
	meets up).