Cross LFS and UTF-8

Jim Gifford lfs at
Tue Jan 17 15:34:41 PST 2006

Recently LFS has added support for UTF-8. We at CLFS are also looking to 
include support for UTF-8, but not the same way that LFS has it done. If 
you noticed a few package changes were added to incorporate these 
changes, Berkeley DB and Man-DB. The developers of CLFS don't feel all 
of these package changes are necessary and are looking for alternative 
ways to implement UTF-8. So any feedback the CLFS community has on this 
topic will be welcomed.

The question also has come up, how we should implement UTF-8, make it a 
standard part of the build, or add notes into the packages that require 
build changes. An example of what I propose is similar to the Shadow 
page with cracklib. 
As the CLFS community we ask your opinion on how we should implement 
these changes.

Thank you all again for Support CLFS.

jim at
lfs at

LFS User # 2577
Registered Linux User # 299986

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