In the last episode (Dec 05), Reko Turja said: >> When i display character 208 in my console and move my mouse, i see >> the strangest things. FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p8, with default screenmap >> and console settings. >> >> http://www.xs4all.nl/~whendrik/download/mouse >> >> wget and cat that file in a console to see the effect. >> >> I tried it on my laptop and desktop PC with same kernel. Anyone else >> experience this problem/effect? I think it should be a pi character >> upside down, mostly used to draw tables in combination with other >> characters... > > Mouse cursor mapping artifact. In text mode on PC hardware, the mouse > pointer has to be mapped to a character in order to show "fancy" pointer. > Nothing to worry about.
Someone with a lot of time could modify syscons to treat the 256 hardware VGA characters as a "window" onto a larger character space, and dynamically remap them as needed. That and a unicode VGA font (like at http://www.inp.nsk.su/~bolkhov/files/fonts/univga/ ) would allow a utf-8 console to display the 256 most common characters on the screen (252 if the mouse is onscreen) whatever they happen to be. -- Dan Nelson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"