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

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Tue Jul 22 2003 - 09:16:28 EST

On Maw, 2003-07-22 at 13:50, Greg KH wrote:
> > 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...

Current syslog has problems handling it. These problems are a lot worse
than they appear too. Since the file system encoding is UTF-8 for file
naming the syslog daemon is sometimes logging kernel file path objects
which are unicode utf-8 format.

The highbit corrupted characters in the C files (as well as being iffy
C) causes problems we just don't need.

It doens't really matter if we pick UTF-8 (which does mean things like
names can be handled ok) or plain 7bit ascii C locale but we need to
pick something.

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