[kbd] unicode option for not working correctly since commit: bad17ea03

Michal Soltys soltys at ziu.info
Mon Sep 19 23:10:58 MSK 2016

On 2016-09-06 21:26, Alexey Gladkov wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 03:06:43AM +0200, Michal Soltys wrote:
>> Hi,
>> So for example (assuming LANG is set correctly as well to utf8 locale):
>> unicode_start LatArCyrHeb-16
>> loadkeys -u pl
> Can you show me your keymap ?

It's standard kbd keymap (pl.map.gz).

>> still behaved fine.
>> loadkeys -u no longer works and despite the console operating in utf-8 
>> mode requires console map (in this case -m 8859-2).
> You mean `setfont -m 8859-2 ...` ?

Yea, it still seems to handle input with 8th bit set providing
workaround for the issue.

Simple test:

1) log on console, assure proper LANG (e.g. pl_PL.utf8 or en_US.utf8)
2) unicode_start LatArCyrHeb-16
3) loadkeys -u pl

This basically should work just fine. Polish glyphs are under

On pre-2.0 versions all will be working fine (or to be precise,
pre-commit I bisected). After that commit some will be failing. If you
do setfont -m 8859-2 - this will provide the workaround.

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