Cross LFS and UTF-8

Matt Darcy lfs-list at
Wed Jan 18 08:38:12 PST 2006

Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> This is still an option (a configuration option): you don't set 
> UNICODE=1 in /etc/sysconfig/console, and don't set LANG to xx_YY.UTF-8. 
> The result is that you continue to use a 8-bit locale.
> It is no problem to mark the build changes as optional, but why would 
> you want this? A UTF-8 enabled book works in both traditional and UTF-8 
> locales (i.e.: one build-time size really fits all), and the old book 
> supports only 8-bit locales.

I don't think I'd like my system components to contain UTF. I have no 
need for UTF on my machine due to native english support.

I'd rarther have it as an option to build or not build with UTF included.


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