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On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 3:00 AM, Fabian Groffen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> For 1), for many people it's a waste, and it's not POSIX (== C IIRC), so
> should we really do that. Also, how about this changing default for
> existing systems. Why not update the docs to strongly suggest to set an
> UTF-8 profile instead.
If we do go with the update-the-docs approach, perhaps we should
consider still including a locale file in env.d, explicitly set the
default there, and then have the UTF-8 entries (perhaps a few common
ones) commented out in that file? Then changing to utf-8 is just a
matter of swapping the comment marks.
That at least standardizes the approach taken for new installs and is
more instructive. We already do something similar with locale.gen.