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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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