> I think that discussion can be split into
> 1) if a UTF-8 profile should be set as default, and
> 2) what UTF-8 profile that would be
> Just to give some hints/ideas here:
> For 1), for many people it's a waste, and
I'd like to debate that- even if you are a plain en_USamerican, you are bound
to receive some text files eventually using a bit more characters. Maybe even
in the filenames...
> it's not POSIX (== C IIRC), so
> should we really do that.
Well new standards are made to replace or enhance old ones.
> Also, how about this changing default for
> existing systems.
That's not an issue if we just change the preset in install stages.
> Then, 2) is almost moot. If you would default to an UTF-8 profile, I
> think the only sensical option is en_US.UTF-8 (not en_GB).
Andreas K. Huettel
Gentoo Linux developer
kde, sci, arm, tex, printing