Bug#666542: incorrect rendering of lat15 characters
On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 02:06:31PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> I tried with kfreebsd-downloader on an up-to-date Debian GNU/kFreeBSD
> system. kfreebsd-downloader downloads binaries for kFreeBSD 9.0 from
> upstream. So as far as the kernel it's concerned, we get the same
This is good. So it has to be some configuration option...
The problem is that in Debian UTF-8 is used on the console and
console-setup makes no attempts to support properly UTF-8 on FreeBSD
because as far as I can tell this is impossible (or at least completely
undocumented). I mean there is no info how to use internationalized
fonts with UTF-8.
Unfortunately right now I don't have kFreeBSD on my PC - I had it
installed on a hard disk I am using for various software tests and
accidentally it was deleted.. (On my primary disk I don't have space.)
> Tried that on FreeBSD 10-CURRENT, but I notice setup instructions have
> many references to a terminal type that is no longer in use (cons25).
> Since FreeBSD 9.0 the default is xterm. Have you tested with recent
> versions of FreeBSD?
I haven't tested it on 10-CURRENT.
I have it tested on 9.0. You are right - the section "TERMINAL TYPE" in
the README is obsoleted (one could simply use TERM=xterm). But other
than that everything seemed to work on 9.0 properly. As far as I could
see only 8-bit encodings were supported on the console. The linedraw
symbols were emulated with ASCII symbols (which was to be expected
considering the use of unified terminal type).