[lfs-dev] section 7.8 UTF-8 warning

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Sat May 3 18:29:22 PDT 2014


On Sat, May 03, 2014 at 06:34:03PM -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> 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(unless that page in BLFS is totally out of date), but I think we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

 Thanks.

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