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

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