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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] Enlarge the storage of chars in virtual terminal
On Wed, 26 May 2010 14:55:04 +0800
Frank Pan <> 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.

Doing it right means putting the entirity of Pango into the kernel. I'd
rather not do that when the job can be done better via a user space
application and pty/tty pair.


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