Re: EURO patch
Enrique Zanardi writes:
> On Wed, Nov 25, 1998 at 11:23:36AM +0000, Enrique Zanardi wrote:
> > Is someone working on integrating the "euro" patch on Debian?
> > ( ftp://ftp.freshmeat.net/pub/euro-patch/EURO-1.4.tgz )
> > For those of you not aware of european news, the countries that have
> > joined the European Union are moving towards a common currency, called
> > the "euro". For Linux that means we have to include a new symbol in our
> > charsets, and map it to some key (Meta-e, IIRC) in our keymaps. And we
> > must do it soon, as the transition from the old to the new currency is
> > starting next January, and will be finished in two years.
> And now I read this in the Xfree 3.3.3 release notes:
> 4.2. Bug fixes
> add support for iso8859-15, and include a couple of basic
> fonts for iso8859-15
> So it seems the guys from xfree have taken care of it already.
> What about the "console" people? Is Andries Brouwer working on that?
I have myself included contributed fonts and (somewhat rough) keymaps
Andries: maybe you'll want to include that. The console font stuff at
least is pretty complete, but the keyboards are merely anecdotic;
we'll have to use the standard layout when/if there's one. Wrt the
euro symbol, as it is `¤' (latin1 internatinal currency symbol), the
latin1 keymaps can be used for now, although it's not very clean.
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