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    SubjectRe: Default character set of the Linux console
    On Sat, 27 Dec 1997, Pavel Machek wrote:

    > Hi!
    >
    > > Maybe. It isn't as simple as changing the default to user defined map, but
    > > if you say it would be better... Yes, it's more compatible. So could we
    > > define such sequences NOW and implement them in the next kernel? It would
    > > be really great!
    > >
    > > I can see two ways:
    > >
    > > 1. An escape would define the charset set by ^[c (maybe one of the four,
    > > ISO-8859-1 / VT100 / null = CP-437 / user defined, or maybe only
    > > ISO-8859-1 / user defined would be enough).
    > >
    > > 2. Escapes would tell if ^[c should set the G0 and G1 charsets at
    > > all.
    >
    > This is *mess*. What about ^[c not reseting charsets at all, and ^[C,
    > which would also reset pallette, 'saved' colors, charsets, everything?
    >
    Maybe that kinda thingy would be useful too... too bad resetting
    _everything_ isn't possible without a good graphics abstraction layer -
    which Linux is still missing :(

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