[syslinux] Allowed code pages and encodings to write f0.txt through f1.txt?

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Mar 26 19:54:23 PDT 2013

On 03/26/2013 04:02 PM, Didier Spaier wrote:
> Hi there.
> Slackware's installer, that I am internationalizing, makes use of ISOLINUX.
> I want to give instructions to users in other languages than US English,
> e.g. which code to type
> to see installation messages in their native language.
> So my question are:
> (1) Which character encodings can be used in message.txt and f1.txt
> through f1O.txt?
> (2) Is UTF-8 allowed?
> (3) I'm guessing that information in /codebase could be useful to answer
> my questions but
>     don't know how I could use it. Could you please shed some light on
> this directory's
>     content purpose and usage? (I'm not a programmer).

Now in Syslinux 5 we probably have enough infrastructure to do UTF-8
right.  This is 2013, UTF-8 everywhere would make a lot of sense.  We
already have to carry Unicode conversion tables to deal with VFAT.


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