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Re: FreeBSD i18n fonts for wscons

On 4 February 2010 11:22,  <> wrote:
>> UTF-8 is a 7bit encoding...
> UTF-8 is _variable length_ encoding. Geert has explained it nicely.
>> Also you cant write typographically correct text in ISO-8851-{1,2}. Period.
> I don't give a shilling about ISO-8859-1. Typographical correctness doesn't
> concern me at all. I need KOI8, and wscons.conf with "iso" (understandably)
> doesn't display anything in the range 128-160, which is where KOI8 keeps
> about a half of its pseudographic characters. "ibm" and "pcvt", as far as I
> can tell from personal experience, have their own ideas about where
> pseudographics should reside, too, so none of these options works here. In my
> attempts to get things working I actually switched from wscons to pcvt and
> tryed to port an OpenBSD patch addressing the problem. It's nowhere near
> complete, but mostly does the job (FSVO "does"). Having a "custom" setting
> which makes no assumptions whatsoever about what resides in 128-255 and just
> displays it would be a big win.

Or better yet an user-configurable table which says what resides there
so that you can use KOI8-*, ISO-8859-*, UTF-8 or whatever else and it
just works as long as the font has the glyphs for what you are



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