Re: The Linux console is a broken implementation of ISO 2022 (LONG)

H. Peter Anvin (
18 May 1998 22:02:49 GMT

Followup to: <>
By author: Raul Miller <>
In newsgroup:
> H. Peter Anvin <> wrote:
> > a. Rip out the current Linux scheme and implement ISO 2022
> > correctly?
> You wouldn't believe how much time I've lost working around this lack
> (and not knowing the relevant standard, so not being able to hold my own
> in discussions).
> As it stands, shift-in and shift-out are amusing but largely worthless.
> If it's really possible to specify both halves of the character set
> support at the same time, I'd think that for backwards compatibility you
> could just build it in at level of abstraction where you specify the
> character set.

Hi there,

I have a little hard time figuring out exactly what you're saying,
especiall your last sentence. Could you please try again?


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