Re: BiDi and RTL
* Philip Blundell
| On Mon, 2002-06-10 at 22:59, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
| > We want to support UTF-8. Help is needed in implementing it; there is
| > no point in us going into the same traps twice.
| I can't think of any real traps that boot-floppies fell into. Most of
| the problems we had were either due to poor / nonexistent i18n awareness
| in other programs (whiptail, for example), or were caused by the need to
| support both UTF-8 and straight 8-bit builds in parallel (e.g. the
| seemingly endless newt/slang ABI drama).
those are the traps I am talking about.
| If d-i can nail its colours firmly to the UTF-8 mast and commit to
| having that as the only supported encoding, that would be a big benefit.
d-i will use UTF8 as the one and only supported encoding. Having
talked with dancer and moshez on IRC, this seems safe enough to do.
Tollef Fog Heen ,''`.
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