(Free)BSD inside Android

Today I was look­ing into the Open­Source licens­es which are dis­played for Android (2.3.4). There are sev­er­al files which come with a BSD license.

Dur­ing look­ing at it, I noticed that the libm has the copy­right of sev­er­al FreeB­SD peo­ple. I did not had an in-deep look if this is because they took the FreeB­SD libm, or if this is because parts of the FreeB­SD libm where adopt­ed by oth­er BSD projects.

What I noticed is, that some spe­cial char­ac­ters are not dis­played cor­rect­ly. For exam­ple the name Dag-Erling Smør­grav looks man­gled in the dis­play of the license inside the phone (I hope it is dis­played bet­ter in my blog). His name is not the only prob­lem case, there are also oth­er char­ac­ters which are not ren­dered as expect­ed.

This does not real­ly look pro­fes­sion­al.

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3 thoughts on “(Free)BSD inside Android”

  1. I don’t real­ly blame them, it’s one of only a few files that still have my name in latin1. I’ve been think­ing about ask­ing them to fix it, but I have no idea who to con­tact.

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