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Re: FreeBSD i18n fonts for wscons
Geert Hendrickx <ghen%telenet.be@localhost> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 08:35:06AM +0100, Adam Hamsik wrote:
>> On Jan,Tuesday 19 2010, at 11:14 PM, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
>> > Yes, you're right. FreeBSD's syscons(4) console driver has the ability
>> > to transparantly map codepoints between (compatible) charsets to avoid
>> > this problem, so applications don't have to care about it. This mapping
>> > can be loaded via vidcontrol(1) (their equivalent of wsconsctl(1)),
>> > together with the font.
>> > Is this something we'd want in NetBSD as well? It could serve as a nice
>> > little introduction into the kernel for me. :-)
>> Please add it to gsoc projects page then ? maybe it will interest some
>> student this year.
Our font code is rather convoluted. See the funny wsfont_map_unichar
and pcdisplay_mapchar dances.
> But can we already import the fonts from FreeBSD? With that, we can offer
> functional support for other languages in wscons(4) without code changes.
I don't see why not import them. The way they are dealt with
internally is a totally different matter.
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