Bug#666542: incorrect rendering of lat15 characters
On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 10:40:14AM +0300, Anton Zinoviev wrote:
> In case what I am asking is impossible (or nobody knows how to do it)
> there are two alternatives.
> 1. I can disable font loading in console-setup on kFreeBSD. This is bad
> because CP437 covers only few languages.
Actually console-setup can easily test whether the encoding of the
locale is UTF-8. Then it can load a font only in case the encoding is
not UTF-8. I will make this change in the next version, this is going
fix the bug.
For now you can set the variables FONTFACE and FONTSIZE in
/etc/default/console-setup to empty strings. This should fix the
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
> I didn't notice any difference when booting with upstream kernel.
I have made no tests but from what I've read in order to turn on the
UTF-8 mode on the console one has to compile the kernel with options
TEKEN_XTERM and TEKEN_UTF8. Doesn't this mean there are different
kernels for UTF-8 and for 8-bit encodings? Or maybe there some some
commands (ioctl?) or maybe terminal control sequences one can use to
turn on or off the UTF-8 mode on the console?