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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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