Re: [PATCH] UTF-8 input: composing non-latin1 characters, and copy-paste

From: Alexander E. Patrakov
Date: Mon Aug 07 2006 - 08:40:44 EST

Alan Cox wrote:

Basically I'd rather see us:
- Expand the kbd code to support the full set of behaviour (within
reason). It looks like the old behaviour can be expressed by keeping the
old format and allowing a new format (or mapping the old to the new when
the ioctl loads it)
- Expand the kbd code to allow caps/shift mapping by loaded table
- Store the true symbol not the glyph so we can cut/paste right
- Do the render mapping of symbols when needed when we actually render

That also means we get the right results if you move a live console from
text mode to graphical mode, or load different fonts and refresh.

Indeed. But I am not the one who originally wrote the patch. I only fixed a null-pointer dereference in the original patch, updated for a new kernel version, and resubmitted. For me, to do what you suggest, requires better understanding of the existing code. I will try, though, when I get better time.

Alexander E. Patrakov
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