[lfs-dev] section 7.8 UTF-8 warning

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sat May 3 16:34:03 PDT 2014

Ken Moffat wrote:
>   I'm just re-reading chapter 7 while I reorganise my own
> buildscripts to cope with systemd OR udev-sysvinit OR
> eudev-sysvinit, and was skipping over "The Bash Shell Startup Files"
> because it is for all build variants when down at the bottom I
> noticed:
> UTF-8 based locales are not supported well by many programs. Work is
> in progress to document and, if possible, fix such problems, see
> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/introduction/locale-issues.html.
>   Now, certainly there appear to be problems with _some_ programs
> (unless that page in BLFS is totally out of date), but I think we
> have long left behind the stage where _many_ programs (or at least
> many of the common ones) do not support UTF-8 well.  Or maybe I'm
> unaware of problems that people are still seeing, particularly in
> programs beyond-BLFS ?
>   So, I'm suggesting s/many/some/

The locale issues were being addresses when Alexander was working with 
us.  I believe that pages dates from then.

That said, I have made the change in my sandbox and it will be in my 
next commit.

   -- Bruce

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