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Date:	Thu, 2 Dec 2010 18:25:21 +0000 (GMT)
From:	James Simmons <>
To:	Samuel Thibault <>
cc:	Microcai <>,
	Vojtech Pavlik <>,,
	Linux console project <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	Alan Cox <>,
	Mattia Jona-Lasinio <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Kernel fbcon UNICODE font support

On Thu, 2 Dec 2010, Samuel Thibault wrote:

> James Simmons, le Thu 02 Dec 2010 13:50:28 +0000, a écrit :
> > 	This is nice and neat for vgacon but it doesn't flow so nicely with 
> > graphical consoles or text LCDs. What I like to see is the attribute 
> > buffer be split from the vc_screenbuf. The bonus is in embbeded systems we 
> > could arrange the code so we could have a light weight printk VT without 
> > the extra junk of the VC. Do we really need a attribute buffer for printk?  
> > I believe that would be the first step in the right direction.
> That's exactly what I suggested privately to Microcai. Increasing the
> number of supported glyphs should then becomes way simpler, and
> double-width not so far.

The challenge would be the scrolling code. I cc'ed the LCD group to voice 
there needs as well.

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