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From: "Andreas K. Huettel" <dilfridge@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: Call for agenda items -- Council meeting 2012-03-13
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 10:38:38 +0100
> 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). 

Right.

-- 
Andreas K. Huettel
Gentoo Linux developer
kde, sci, arm, tex, printing
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