Subject: Re: New options to wsconscfg(8) and wsfontload(8) for uwscons
To: Noriyuki Soda <>
From: Bang Jun-Young <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/12/2003 00:17:05
On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 02:27:36AM +0900, Noriyuki Soda wrote:
> 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.

I think it's good, since incompatibility with older wscons.conf is 
unavoidable anyway.

So I'd like to modify `font' line format from 

#	name	width	height	enc	file
font	latin1	8	16	iso	/usr/share/wscons/fonts/iso.816


#	name	width	height	fstchar	enc		file
font 	latin1	8	16	-	ISO-8859-1	/usr/share/wscons/fonts/iso.816

After this change, encodings `iso' and `iso7' will be no longer
valid. Is it okay? (Of course, I won't bring it into -current until
I have committed the kernel part of uwscons first.)


Bang Jun-Young <>