Importing the Japanese Shift-JIS encoding to the kernel's locale

HerbalNekoTea herbalnekotea at
Sat Apr 24 01:55:05 EDT 2021

Is there anyway to have something easily done about it upstream ? Would the
license be an issue if there's any about it ? Where should i contact to try
to see if they can include it upstream ? Thank you. Regards -HerbalNekoTea

On Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 1:51 AM Valdis Klētnieks <valdis.kletnieks at>

> On Sat, 24 Apr 2021 01:36:13 -0400, HerbalNekoTea said:
> > Hi, i have kinda found a method a couple years ago to import the Japanese
> > Shift-JIS encoding from Fedora/CentOS/RHEL/OpenSuse to any other
> > distribution and i keep forgetting to maintain the sideloading method
> when
> > the kernel update broke it.
> > Essentially, the reply from 2018 from this bugzilla mailing list was
> what i
> > found to make it work.
> > It would required to have a up to date fedora build and rip it from that
> > location... Which's very inconveniant. Hence why i was hoping to have it
> > supported by default by the kernel.
> Locales are very much a userspace thing, the kernel doesn't care or know
> about
> it.  If you're using the line-mode virtual consoles rather than Gnome
> terminal
> or xterm or other GUI terminal program, you'll need an appropriate font,
> but
> again, that's more userspace than kernel.
> If you read the last comment that you're pointing at in that bugzilla, it
> flat out tells you how to fix your issue *in userspace*.
> This is not a kernel problem.
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