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* [kbd] [ANNOUNCE] kbd-2.6.0
@ 2023-06-12 12:56 Alexey Gladkov
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kbd 2.6.0 Release Notes

The kbd-2.6.0 is available at


* Leverage KD_FONT_OP_GET/SET_TALL font operations. The new
  KD_FONT_OP_GET/SET_TALL font operations allow to load fonts taller
  than 32 pixels by dropping the VGA-specific vertical pitch limitation
  (requires kernel 6.2 or later).
* Use threadsafe strtok_r.
* Increase soname version.

* Fix read from pipe. The pipe is not rewindable, but we don't really
  need to rewind() but we need to unread one character.

* i386/dvorak/ Add from console-data.
* i386/qwerty/ the circumflex should also be available in
  its original level-3 position.
* i386/qwerty/ Convert the characters expressed in Latin-1
  to the named constants, to ease up transition to Unicode.
* pine/ New version of pinephone keyboard map file.

* Add mapping for U+25CF. The unicode maps in font files like
  eurlatgr.psfu and cp850-8x16.psfu have an entry for U+25CF, but the
  plaintext unimap files do not.

* Use strace to track syscalls. Now strace is powerful enough to show
  ioctls specific to console configuration.

* Update translations (from

Git repository


Feedback and bug reports, as always, are welcomed.

Rgrds, legion

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