UTF-8

Chris Staub chris at beaker67.com
Fri Jan 20 10:48:32 PST 2006


Chris Staub wrote:
> M.Canales.es wrote:
>> El Viernes, 20 de Enero de 2006 17:34, Jim Gifford escribió:
>>
>>> Talking to community members in cross-lfs, most of them don't want to be
>>> forced to use utf-8, because they don't need it. Others want to be able
>>> to test it, and if they don't like it do a build without it.
>>
>> No one is forcing to use UTF-8 locales, but trying to fix the bugs 
>> that prevents to use UTF-8 locales if desired or needed.
> 
> I don't think anyone is debating that they aren't being forced to use 
> UTF-8 locales. However, the issue is that if you never do use a UTF-8 
> locale, then the UTF-8 code just sits there unnecessarily taking up 
> space. It isn't a question of whether it "works" - I *know* that 
> non-UTF-8 locales will work fine with UTF-8-enable LFS - it's that if 
> the extra disk space and memory being taking up is not needed, then it 
> shouldn't be there.

Note: I am not saying I am absolutely against UTF-8 support being the 
default (haven't really decided yet). I'm just tired of hearing this 
"you don't *have* to use UTF-8 locales/all other locales still work 
fine" argument, mainly because nobody is denying that's true.



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