Re: Re: [dev] Fwd: OT:GUI wireless connections management?

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Sun, 30 May 2010 21:19:27 +0100

On 30 May 2010 20:01, Antoni Grzymala <> wrote:
> Anselm R Garbe dixit (2010-05-30, 19:29):
>> On 30 May 2010 00:58, Ilya Ilembitov <> wrote:
>> >> well I'm on openbsd. ifconfig is used for everything.
>> >
>> > Well, that changes pretty much everything. OpenBSD's ifconfig is probably a unique thing among other BSDs (AFAIK) and is nothing like Linux's ifconfig. And it's much simpler to use than iwconfig+wpa_supplicant in Linux. However, there are some types of encryption OpenBSD can't handle yet (although they are not as widespread as WPA/WPA2+TKIP/PSK).
>> >
>> > Honestly, because of things like that I would gladly switch to OpenBSD (since it supports all of my laptop's hardware and has all the software I need). But the fact that currently it doesn't have UTF-8 is really stopping me from doing so.
>> OpenBSD has excellent support of the 7bit ascii subset of UTF-8. What
>> else would you *really* need?
>> For my German conversations I'm in favor to rewrite German umlauts
>> like so: ae/Ae oe/Oe ue/Ue and sz and be still UTF8 compliant,
>> regardless the platform in use.
>> I understand that for cyrillic this would be a problem though.
>> Nevertheless you could live with KOI8 and use icu's uconv for
>> converting that stuff to UTF8 if you need to interchange with UTF8
>> world.
> And, скажы меня, what if I need to mix cyryllic, some unusual character
> or two like »λ«, call upon Janáček's surname, mention a band called
> Sigur Rós, their track „Suð Í Eyrum” and such?

I was referring to mixing KOI8 which supports mixing latin and
cyrillic glyphs already as is. If you want to mix cyrillic, greek and
chinese I agree, you got a problem there. But I doubt this would be
such a usual use case, certainly not for a geek using openbsd for fun
I'd say ;) Otherwise install p9p or Linux or FreeBSD...

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