After studying the docs for the utilities in kbd-0.91, I thought I'd
figured out how to make the console behave like I wanted it to. And under
1.2.13, it did. I use the font called default8x16, and with a name like
that, you wouldn't expect it to give me much trouble.
Under 1.2.13 I could use the ctrl-. (compose) key and it would give me the
expected results, for example, the key sequence
ctrl-. a e
produced a squished ae character.
Now, with kernel 2.0.0, the same key sequence produces a mu character.
Further investigation reveals that the character being produced by the
keyboard really is a squished ae, or rather it's the same 8 bits that used
to look like an ae, but the console is printing it as a mu.
Furthermore, I've noticed that:
1. In the lat1-16.psf font, things work correctly now, whereas they didn't
2. The lat1-16.psf font is ugly!
What has changed here? Is there a new version of kbd utils in the works,
with a default8x16 font that works under 2.0?