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Subject: Re: [ rockbox-Patches-920256 ] Traditional/Simplified Chinese patch
From: Bio Hazard (BioHazard_at_bak.rr.com)
Date: 2004-03-27


if we did get chineese support, how would you put it in filenames?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Björn Stenberg" <bjorn_at_haxx.se>
To: "Rockbox development" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2004 1:57 AM
Subject: Re: [ rockbox-Patches-920256 ] Traditional/Simplified Chinese patch

> Tat Tang wrote:
> > Is there a rule of thumb for calculating minuimum buffer space?
>
> No, we simply want as much buffer as we can get since smaller buffer means
shorter battery life.
>
> > So, the proposed boot sequence is something like this:
> >
> > 1. Boot into single byte mode.
> > 2. If configured for single byte mode then finished
> > 3. Otherwise, malloc a suitable buffer and load the
> > required conversion table.
> > 4. Switch into multi-byte mode.
>
> Sounds good. Just note that we have no malloc, only buffer_alloc() which
is for boot-time allocation of buffer space. Once allocated, it that cannot
be returned.
>
> > This seems clumsy, and it would be nicer if the user
> > selects a font and the required charset is
> > automatically loaded. This requires changing the font
> > format to include a charset. Does this sound like a
> > reasonable change?
>
> I'd prefer to not change the font format. We could instead make
font_load() look for a .charset file next to the .fnt file and load that if
available.
>
> --
> Björn
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