Cross LFS and UTF-8

Jim Gifford lfs at
Wed Jan 18 08:34:28 PST 2006

> The main valid reason to use UTF-8, IMHO, is compatibility with 
> RedHat. The problem is that LFS already has interoperability problems 
> with the latest RedHat distros: e.g., you just can't share files with 
> them over NFS and have non-ASCII filenames readable on both computers 
> (because RedHat doesn't support anything else than UTF-8 and LFS 
> doesn't support UTF-8). And LSB is (unfortunately) on RedHat's side.
So this is a Redhat bug not a LFS related issue. If Redhat/Fedora should 
be compatible across the board. Has anyone opened up a trouble ticked 
with them?
>> For those who are wondering what I'm talking about and have followed 
>> LFS and CLFS, you installed the basic locales for the test suites, 
>> give this a try. LANG=de_DE LC_ALL=de_DE LANGUAGE=de_DE fdisk /dev/hda
> overkill. LANG=de_DE fdisk /dev/hda will do exactly the same thing if 
> LC_* and LANGUAGE are unset.
See a lot of people were under the impression that utf-8 was to support 
different locales, the example above is only to prove to people that 
locales can be supported without utf-8.

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