[fpc-pascal] Pseudographics in FPC-IDE
nickysn at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Jun 13 20:04:01 CEST 2011
On 06/13/2011 08:39 PM, Anton Shepelev wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have installed FPC on a Linux machine to find that in the
> virtual terminal (true text-mode, not GUI-based emulator)
> FP-IDE does not dispaly pseudographics correctly. It turned
> out that changes to the SFM (Screen Font Map) doesn't have
> any effect inside the IDE, and I count'd understand why.
> Then, in the WIKI I found this:
> On a terminal with VGA character set (currently only the
> Linux console), the video unit will enable the VGA char-
> acters and use them without translation.
> which answered my question.
> My console is in UTF8 mode, using an ISO8859-1 font, while
> the FP-IDE, as it seems, is accessing pseudographics symbols
> directly by glyph number (and bypassing the SFM table),
> expecting them to be at locations specified in the CP437
> which means that it will only work with a CP437-encoded
> Why was this done and is there a workaround except re-encod-
> ing the console font into CP437?
Modern FPC versions should support UTF-8 output for the IDE. I made a
patch for this, that was included in fpc 2.4.2 IIRC. Which FPC version
are you using and on which linux distro/version? What is the value of
the LANG environment variable?
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