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       jfbterm  -  program  to  print  several  character  sets on framebuffer


       jfbterm [options]


       This manual page documents briefly the jfbterm command.

       jfbterm is a program that  prints  various  encodings  such  as  UTF-8,
       ISO-8859-*,  EUC-*,  and  so  on, on Linux framebuffer device, like KON
       that prints on VGA device.  It  supports  ISO-2022-compliant  character
       sets,  encodings  which  consist  from  such character sets, UTF-8, and
       encodings which iconv(3)  can  convert  from/to  UTF-8.   In  GNU  libc
       systems,  all  encodings  which  are  available  for iconv(3) meet this
       condition and are available.

       This supports fullwidth characters (which occupies  two  columns,  like
       CJK  Ideogram,  Hiragana, Katakana, and Hangul).  However, this doesn't
       support combining characters nor BIDI.


       This program follows the usual  GNU  command  line  syntax,  with  long
       options  starting  with  two  dashes  (`-').   A  summary of options is
       included below.

       -h, --help
              Show summary of current configuration.

       -e, --exec, --shell
              Specify a program that run in jfbterm.  Default  is  $SHELL  (or
              /bin/sh).   Rest  of  arguments  will be passed to the specified

       -f, --config
              Specify  a  pathname  of  the  configuration  file.  Default  is

       -c, --encoding, --charmap
              Specify  the  encoding.   The format is same as encoding line of
              jfbterm.conf(5) file.

              When the given  string  is  "locale"  (the  first  format),  the
              encoding specified by LC_CTYPE locale is adopted.

              When  the  given string doesn't contain `,' (the second format),
              the string is assumed as an encoding  name.   A  valid  encoding
              name  is  either a name defined in encoding.encodingName line in
              jfbterm.conf(5) or  a  name  which  is  valid  for  iconv(1)  or

              When  the  given  string  contains a `,' (the third format), the
              string  is  assumed  to  have  GL,GR,G0,G1,G2,G3  format.    See
              jfbterm.conf(5) for detail.

       -r, --reset
              Output  ISO-2022  initialize  sequence  to  tty. You can specify
              codeset name as optional  argument  like:  --reset=encodingName.
              Default is locale's codeset.

       -q, --quiet
              Don't print out messages.


       Since  version 0.3.14, default encoding has been changed from EUC-JP to
       encoding for locale.  To make it enable to display EUC-JP, run

            $ jfbterm --reset=EUC-JP
            $ export LANG=ja_JP.eucJP
            $ jfbterm -r

       if you have already invoked jfbterm and are on it.   If  you  have  not
       invoked  jfbterm  and  want  to invoke it now, set LANG variable before
       invoking jfbterm.




       This manual page was written by Fumitoshi UKAI <>.

                                 Aug 30, 2003                       JFBTERM(1)