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Date:	Fri, 11 May 2007 13:43:22 +0100
From:	David Woodhouse <>
To:	Pavel Machek <>
Cc:	"Maciej W. Rozycki" <>,
	Satyam Sharma <>,
	Anton Vorontsov <>, Greg KH <>,,,
	Andrew Morton <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 8/8] One Laptop Per Child power/battery driver

On Wed, 2007-05-09 at 20:33 +0000, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Even with fbdev... you are limited to 512 characters iirc. So.. who
> has authority to say which subset of utf-8 is ok?

The user can load whatever font they want.

> (Plus there is still lot of vga consoles out there -- all fedora users
> afaict?)

No, most Fedora users use X -- and _everything_ in Fedora works fine
with UTF-8 and has done for years.

> > > And how about serial terminals?
> > 
> > It works fine over serial terminals. Why wouldn't it?
> He probably means serial terminals... like physical vt100. I used to
> have one (vt302 compatible or something).  Most emulators still
> emulate vt100, and yes, vt100 predates utf-8. 

I have a serial terminal which can only do lower case (well, actually
capitals but it's all mapped to lower case since that's more useful).

When I write code on it, I can't do capital letters. But do I try to
_force_ you to use only capitals because of my limited terminal?

No. I don't. I can see what you've written just fine, within the
limitations of my terminal. 

So why are you trying to force me not to spell things correctly?

Go away.


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