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SubjectRe: [PATCH] console UTF-8 fixes
Egmont Koblinger wrote:
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> I know that correctly handling all Unicode scripts, including CJK, Hebrew,
> Arabic, Indic are a much more complicated story and it's way beyond the
> scope of kernel. I don't even know whether there's any graphical user-space
> application handling all these issues perfectly. So I really don't want to
> address them.
>
> I'd like only one small modification: the cursor to jump two columns for CJK
> characters instead of just one. (Either two FFFD's, or rather an FFFD
> followed by a space printed.) This would allow you to edit English words
> within a mixed CJK-English text file. As my experiences show, such a minor
> change in the terminal driver would solve cursor aligning issues in *many*
> cases. With this change the console would still be very-very far from being
> perfect, it just would be simply better in practice.
>

I don't see the point in dealing with one particular corner case,
especially a corner case for which font support is inherently impossible.

> Are you still definitely against this change? I see no drawbacks this could
> cause, while it would make the console better in some circumstances. I think
> this is just a small step towards a better console driver.

It's bloat.

-hpa
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