UTF-8

David Fix g4ta4az02 at sneakemail.com
Fri Jan 20 14:01:15 PST 2006


Chris Staub 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.

Plus, quite a few functions actually slow down when they're made to handle
wide characters.  :)

	Dave




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