Subject: Re: New options to wsconscfg(8) and wsfontload(8) for uwscons
To: Bang Jun-Young <>
From: Noriyuki Soda <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/11/2003 02:27:36
More thoughts.

It is better to change the argument of WSDISPLAYIO_SENCODING from an
integer to a string (fixed size, probably 32bytes). And it is better
to pass the encoding name to kernel directly, rather than interpreting
the name in userland.

Because if in-kernel iconv() is introduced (*1), the encoding name
may become dynamic, and wsconscfg has no way to know the encoding
names which are configured in the kernel.

(*1) We need it anway to support some filesystems.