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From: Sascha Cunz <Sascha-ML@×××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] UTF-8 locale by default
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 21:41:06
Message-Id: 3146937.NEprMvEFLe@mephista
1 I recently discovered that I for some reason haven't noticed the warning about
2 setting the locale to utf-8 in the gentoo handbook for obviously several
3 years; thus i was still running all my systems in a POSIX locale since i never
4 cared much about it.
6 However, since I noticed, I talked to several people about it; all of them
7 stating as first response: "Not shipping with a utf-8 locale turned on by
8 default nowadays probably is a bug in your distro".
10 While thinking about this and recognizing that indeed recent distributions
11 ship with some UTF-8 locale by default, I tend to agree on that statement.
13 Though, google brings up a lot of good documentation about how to change the
14 locale, I couldn't find something that tells why stage3 is still delivered
15 with posix locale set.
17 Is there a reason for not using at least en_US.UTF-8 as a "sane" default
18 value?
20 BR,
21 SaCu


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] UTF-8 locale by default "Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn" <chithanh@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] UTF-8 locale by default Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>