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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Fix to virtual terminal UTF-8 mode handling
    On Tue, May 17, 2005 at 07:58:48PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > Paul LeoNerd Evans <leonerd@leonerd.org.uk> wrote:
    > >
    > > This patch fixes a bug in the virtual terminal driver, whereby the UTF-8
    > > mode is reset to "off" following a console reset, such as might be
    > > delivered by mingetty, screen, vim, etc...
    >
    > Is it a bug? What did earlier kernels do? 2.4.x?

    I'd be inclined to think that this is more of a terminfo issue. If you
    want your terminal to reset into UTF-8, use a terminfo entry with the
    appropriate command string instead of the current one - this would be
    the 'rs1' capability:

    rs1=\Ec\E]R

    That's reset console to default, reset palette.

    > Presumably userspace knows what mode the user wants the terminal to be
    > using. Shouldn't userspace be resetting that mode after a reset?

    There's no standard way to represent this in userspace. But yeah.

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    Daniel Jacobowitz
    CodeSourcery, LLC
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