Console i18n(fonts).

Amir Hardon a_hardon at
Sat May 18 07:52:09 PDT 2002

Having i18n support isn't such a complicated issue,
beside setting the keymap and font, there is only one more thing people can 
want which is setting LC_ALL and LANG (which is very simple).
There is no need to change the input rc, when LC_ALL and LANG are set, the 
foerign charters are handled properly.

Setting fonts in the initscripts is a good thing.
If you don't want to call it i18n then you don't have to....

If I'm not wrong some of the major distributions set fonts in their 

It's just another matter you add control for...
And not only for other languages... maybe someone want the system-wide VTs 
default font size to be diffrent?


On Saturday 18 May 2002 17:07, Matthias Benkmann wrote:
> On Sat, 18 May 2002 16:10:21 +0300 Amir Hardon <a_hardon at>
> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I want to suggest a little change to the lfs bootscripts.
> > I think the bootscripts should set a font for all tty's. for users who
> > use not only English.
> I think this goes to far. i18n is a complex issue, much too complex for
> the LFS book. If we start supporting it in one place, people will demand
> more and more. People will want a .bashrc that sets LC_*, LANG, an inputrc
> that properly handles foreign characters and more. And we'll have to
> explain all this stuff in the LFS book. No, that's not the direction LFS
> should take. If you care about i18n, you should write a hint about it.
> This is much more useful as you can also include i18n issues with XFree86.

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