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Re: Fwd:Keyboard mapping and printing
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Fwd:Keyboard mapping and printing
- From: naddy_(_at_)_mips_(_dot_)_inka_(_dot_)_de (Christian Weisgerber)
- Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 18:39:17 +0000 (UTC)
- Newsgroups: list.openbsd.misc
Horacio <hacho_(_at_)_crosswinds_(_dot_)_net> wrote:
> On 2.6 I modified /usr/share/misc/keycap.pcvt for the chars I needed.
> The oddity was that I was able to get some characters right on the
> screen, but then they looked different on other systems.
1. Since pcvt emulates a VT220, its default character set (assuming
"scon -o") is DEC MCS rather than ISO 8859-1. The two are sufficiently
similar for most frequently used characters to match, but you may
have run across some of the differences.
2. The DEC MCS charset translation table used by pcvt is broken.
So far I've been too lazy to dig up my actual VT220 and compare,
but some characters are definitely wrong.
3. You should be able to switch pcvt to ISO 8859-1, but pcvt's
character set code seems to be broken in general.
4. Since 2.6, pcvt defaults to an idiotic PC console display mode
that uses the IBM CP437 character set.
Considering that few people seem to care and that pcvt is on its
way out, I'm not sure that looking into this is still worth any
Christian "naddy" Weisgerber naddy_(_at_)_mips_(_dot_)_inka_(_dot_)_de
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