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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] Kernel fbcon UNICODE font support
    2010/11/26 Alan Cox <>:
    >>  I know there are most people speaking only English, and never meet
    >> non-ASCII characters on console. But, hey , what about others ?
    > Like the people who have never met Indic languages or half-space using
    > languages, or Arabic or right to left/left to right mixed or ...
    >>  So, here is the solution: Making framebuffer console handle UNICODE font in
    >> kernel.
    > It isn't really a solution - the rendering rules for Unicode are extremely
    > complex, this is why things like Pango exist to do it in user space.
    > Alan

    Hey, just support very basic rendering. that should fix most situations.
    If ascii fits 90% situations, then this UNICODE support should fit 99%
    situations. It don't make console display urgly glyph. Users who want
    more complex can simply choose gnome-terminal or konsole or blablalba
    This maks it possible to quickly view an UTF-8 text without boring X.
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