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Re: international OBSD - locales and other such stuff?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: international OBSD - locales and other such stuff?
- From: naddy_(_at_)_mips_(_dot_)_inka_(_dot_)_de (Christian Weisgerber)
- Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2001 17:20:59 +0000 (UTC)
- Newsgroups: list.openbsd.misc
Carsten Menke <bootsy52_(_at_)_gmx_(_dot_)_net> wrote:
> P.S. Do you know how to get the euro sign working in OpenBSD ???
>From a technical point of view, this is an ill-defined question.
Since we don't have locales, there's really not much to do. Our
tools are ignorant of character encoding issues. We blindly assume
single-byte characters. ctype(3) is hardwired to return code points
32..126 and 160..255 as printable, which is appropriate for ISO
8859-x character sets.
Europeans who are working in an ISO 8859-1 environment only need
to exchange their ISO 8859-1 fonts for 8859-15 ones. For X11, this
is just a matter of font configuration. I haven't looked at the
details for wscons(4) yet.
I strongly suggest for everybody who hasn't done so yet to read
A tutorial on character code issues
Christian "naddy" Weisgerber naddy_(_at_)_mips_(_dot_)_inka_(_dot_)_de
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