Pushing UTF-8 support into LFS

Tushar Teredesai sukucorp at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 14:09:02 PDT 2005


On 8/31/05, Matthew Burgess <matthew at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> Tushar Teredesai wrote:
> 
> > Are there plans to incorporate UTF-8 support into LFS and BLFS?
> 
> I'd like us to see at least how feasible such support would be.  LFS
> doesn't look too bad, though I'd imagine BLFS will find it tough going,
> simply because of the vast number of packages it contains.

True. I think liveCD is a nice testbed :)

>  <rant>Of
> course, if the UTF-8 patches that various distros seem to revel in
> carrying around with them were actually sent upstream (and subsequently
> reviewed/applied), life would be much easier!  </rant>
> 

We can always try to take the patches from Redhat/Mandrake/Debian and
submit them upstream :) How about forming a LFS Upstream Patch
Submission Project?

BTW, before calling the kettle black, we have some patches in the LFS
repository that have not been submitted upstream!

-- 
Tushar Teredesai
   mailto:tushar at linuxfromscratch.org
   http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/~tushar/



More information about the lfs-dev mailing list