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Re: UTF8 (Was: [PATCH] replace 0xA0 to whitespace in plain text files (part 2))

> > ... which in turn brings up the question of adding UTF-8 support in
> > wscons, creating/finding UTF-8 console fonts, etc.
> There really is no such thing as a UTF-8 font.  Fonts are mappings
> between codepoints and glyphs, not between encodings and glyphs.
> (Actually, strictly, they _are_ mappings between encodings and glyphs,
> but all existing font machinery uses simple integer encodings, with no
> way to even represent variable-length encodings such as UTF-8.  Well,
> as far as I know, at least - I'd be very interested to hear of any
> exceptions.)
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I stand corrected. Love's explanation is better than mine, indeed I'm
concerned about

> having a font that represent all or commonly found characters in unicode
> (which utf8 is one of the encodings off).

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