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Re: Bug#99324: Default charset should be UTF-8

On Mon, Jun 04, 2001 at 09:27:18AM +1000, Brian May wrote:
> >>>>> "Radovan" == Radovan Garabik <garabik@melkor.dnp.fmph.uniba.sk> writes:
>     Radovan> CJK and similar require much different characters fonts then VGA
>     Radovan> hardware is capable of displaying in text mode - so they neither
>     Radovan> can be supported, unicode or not.
> Does framebuffer solve this?

AFAIK, no.
Linux kernel cannot work with multibyte fonts.
Patches are floating around, but mostly they concentrate
on adding national CJK encodings (yuck - yet another incompatible

Although this would not be that difficult to fix in kernel, you need
console-tools support as well, and since a new better, shiny linux
console driver is being developped (linuxconsole.sourceforge.net), 
it would be probably wiser to concentrate on that (but, god knows when
that gets into kernel...)

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