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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] Enlarge the storage of chars in virtual terminal
On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 03:11:52PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Wed, 26 May 2010 14:55:04 +0800
> Frank Pan <frankpzh@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Greetings
> >
> > The motivation is display much more characters on the
> > framebuffer console than 512. If this is done, foreign
> > languages can be easily rendered with currently supported
> > utf-8 encoding.
>
> This has been suggested a couple of times but unfortunately it's not
> enough to use bigger fonts. Rendering many non western languages is far
> far more complex. In addition the text mode vt driver is limited to 512
> symbols by the hardware.

The Unicode book should be required reading for anyone who starts
talking about displaying utf-8/unicode text. It's a *very*
interesting book with way more than code charts in it[1].

OG.


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