UTF-8

Chris Staub chris at beaker67.com
Fri Jan 20 10:51:34 PST 2006


Tushar Teredesai wrote:
> On 1/20/06, Chris Staub <chris at beaker67.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> 
> Except for the bdb package (which most users may install down the line
> anyways), there is no extra space and memory being taken up. The
> various language man-pages and various locales are already being
> installed, the disk space is already taken up. Just check out the
> /usr/share/locale and /usr/share/man directories.

Patrakov also mentioned something about ncurses apps taking an extra 
16kb of RAM.



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