Cross LFS and UTF-8

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at
Wed Jan 18 20:09:44 PST 2006

Jim Gifford wrote:


Look at the "submitted by" and "Product" fields. This is a bug not in 
LSB itself, but in a so-called "application battery" that serves as a 
kind of testsuite.

> Which one states the LSB isn't ready for utf-8. The other stating the 
> Japanese i18n support to be held off till 3.1, but that has happened yet.

You could also download the official LSB testsuite (i.e.: the only 
method of LSB conformance verification) from They include the 
Li18nux2000 testsuite (but, IMHO, it is rather skewed) which tests 
conformance with the OpenI18N specification, included in LSB by 
reference. This includes creating a specially-crafted UTF-8 based locale 
and testing various programs (coreutils, grep, etc.) under this locale.

BTW, before we upgraded Coreutils to 5.93, the UTF-8 book completely 
passed the automated Li18nux2000 testsuite and the official LFS book had 
50 or so failures. After the upgrade, I have not tried to retest 

Alexander E. Patrakov

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