Subject: Re: finger
To: Jaromir Dolecek <email@example.com>
From: Noriyuki Soda <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/12/2002 18:53:18
>>>>> On Thu, 12 Sep 2002 11:31:18 +0200 (CEST),
Jaromir Dolecek <email@example.com> said:
> And please make sure to not pass values 128-160 (which map
> to control characters on 7bit displayes, and are assigned as 'control
> characters' in iso-8859-* character maps for this reason).
I know your intention. But that has several problems.
- RFC1288 describes that values 128-255 are international data.
(not only 161-255). So, your suggestion violates the RFC.
- 160 may be also valid character with some 96-characters set in
- 142 (Single Shift2) and 143 (Single Shift3) should be allowed to
support EUC codesets such as eucCN, eucTW, eucKR and eucJP.
- values 128-160 should be allowed to support Shift-JIS.
> I also think that it should be default to pass the 161-255 characters
> in both finger and fingerd, and I don't think it's necessary to
> have an option to switch this off.
Default should be defensive, shoudn't it?