Re: slang, boot-floppies, and wide character support
Adam Di Carlo <email@example.com>:
> You seem to be avoiding the question here -- patch slang1, use
> slang1-ja, or make a new slang1-wide package with these patches?
It's hardly feasible to make a version of slang1 that works in UTF-8
and is bug-free and binary-compatible with ordinary slang1. (It's not
impossible, but it's far too much effort.)
So, if you want a slang1 that works in UTF-8, you should make a new
If you want Japanese and UTF-8 support on the same floppy it would be
worth investigating whether slang1-wide could be made to work in CJK
encodings without too much trouble, as this would avoid wasting space
for two versions of the same library. It would also mean there would
be a united effort in making slang1 work in arbitrary encodings which
would probably contribute to making slang2 happen.
I would guess, based on my experience of what happened with Mutt, that
not much extra has to be done to make slang1-wide (the patched slang1)
support CJK encodings. But CJK speakers would have to help.