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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Fix to virtual terminal UTF-8 mode handling
    On Tue, 17 May 2005 23:10:30 -0400
    Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org> wrote:

    > 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.

    Unfortunately, that doesn't work. Doing it that way means that any
    program running on a host whose terminfo is so configured, would force
    UTF-8 mode on, when it issues a reset to a Linux console, regardless of
    which machine that is on (e.g. telnet, ssh,...). Furthermore, it would do
    so regardless of whether we want UTF-8 mode, or not. Again with my patch
    it is a user configurable matter whether they want UTF-8 or not. This
    terminfo entry forces it to happen.

    That said, I am planning a whole bunch of other changes to terminfo; my
    repeated wrestling with xterm recently on the regard of modified cursor
    keys (e.g. Ctrl+left) has lead me to conclude the whole system needs a
    bit of an overhaul... But that's somewhat off-topic to the kernel.. :)

    --
    Paul "LeoNerd" Evans

    leonerd@leonerd.org.uk
    ICQ# 4135350 | Registered Linux# 179460
    http://www.leonerd.org.uk/
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