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Re: VGA console client weirdness

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: VGA console client weirdness
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 19:40:04 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.4i

On Tue, Nov 05, 2002 at 08:34:33PM +0100, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 05, 2002 at 12:52:42PM +0100, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > The other mode is 256 glyphs and all 16 colors.  In this case, you will not
> > be able to get as much out of unicode support as in the other mode, but
> > color allocation will never fail and always be correct.  Currently, there is
> > no way to choose the mode but by changing 512 to 256 in
> > console-client/vga.c:vga_dusplay_init (when setting disp->df_size).  A
> > command line option for this will be added later.
> Cool (I don't read Korean ;)!
> However, I started the server with --encoding=UTF-8 in the hope that 
> mutt(utf-8)
> would then be able to display accented characters correctly but it doesn't.
> Is UTF-8 compatible with Latin1 (at least for accented chars)?

UTF-8 is not compatible with Latin1, because 8bit characters are multibyte

To set up an UTF-8 environment, some more steps are needed.  Most
importantly, you must set a locale that has .UTF-8 (so install the locales
package, generate the fr_FR.UTF-8 locale and use that as your local locale,
for example).  In general, just try to find the Linux HOWTO on how to set up
various applications for a Unicode environment.


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