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SubjectRe: [2.6 patch] UTF-8 fixes in comments
Willy Tarreau wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 11:15:54PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
>>> OK I could reproduce the case without ever involving either a shell or
>>> readline or anything. Using "cat" as the init program exhibited the
>>> anomaly, though it was not much easy to analyze. Then I switched to
>>> "init=od -An -tx1 -".
>> Did you put the console into utf-8 mode before the cat ?
> I had not *explictly* disabled it, since as the doc suggests :
> vt.default_utf8=
> [VT]
> Format=<0|1>
> Set system-wide default UTF-8 mode for all tty's.
> Default is 1, i.e. UTF-8 mode is enabled for all
> newly opened terminals.
> And I know that I can fix the behaviour by explicitly setting it to zero.
> Also, the fact that "od" shows me multi-byte characters on the input
> indicates to me that everything is set to UTF-8. So unless I'm missing
> something, my console is set by default to UTF-8 (I test this on 2.6.25).

Yes, there is apparently a real bug here: this vt setting doesn't
propagate to the tty layer iutf8 flag.


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