Re: [Patch] Non-ASCII chars in visor.c messages

From: Greg KH (
Date: Tue Jul 22 2003 - 07:50:39 EST

On Tue, Jul 22, 2003 at 02:38:21PM +0200, Jan Kasprzak wrote:
> Hello,
> what is the general opinion on printing non-ASCII characters in kernel
> messages? I think kernel should print either pure ASCII messages, or
> at least UTF-8-encoded ones.

"pure ASCII"? Heh, that's the first time I've heard that.

> The visor.c module contains three messages
> with non-ASCII character ("e" with acute above, encoded in
> ISO 8859-1, in the name of "Sony Clie'" handheld). I propose the attached
> patch, which works in all environments (altough UTF-8 variant would be
> IMHO fine as well).
> What do you think about it?

I don't think it's really needed. Why change this, syslog can't handle
this? It works for me...


greg k-h
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