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From: "Mr. Aaron W. Swenson" <titanofold@g.o>
Subject: Re: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8 by default
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 07:22:53 -0500
On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 12:58:52PM +0100, Francesco R.(vivo) wrote:
> as subject says could gentoo change the policy and set an UTF-8 environment by 
> default?
> 
> http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/utf-8.xml how to do it very well but having it 
> already set could have the following two advantages:
> 
> 1) well utf-8 is everywhere, even the linux weekly newsletter has it in 2012
> 2) the user need to change, not to create a /etc/env.d/XX-lc, creating a 
> standard place where every gentoo install has this settings.
> 
> contra?
> 
> P.S. would be nice to have a wd_WD.UTF-8 with WD standing for world, just a 
> country is so 1900
> 

wd_WD.UTF-8 is certainly a no go. WD doesn't match any ISO country
code. To support it, we'd have to create the necessary supporting
files and that would lead to a lot of work and headaches trying to
determine what should be where in what order, et cetera.

All of the files we create (ebuilds, initscripts) are UTF-8 in
accordance with GLEP 31. So, the issue would be with upstream projects
not using UTF-8 for their files.

However, the stage 3, last time I used it, didn't default to a UTF-8
environment, and it didn't default to using and/or including a capable
UTF-8 font. It is something I think we should look at changing.

-- 
Mr. Aaron W. Swenson
Gentoo Linux
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