Re: Trying to fix slang
On Wed, 2002-01-30 at 04:15, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> The UTF8 one should support non-UTF8 locales, too.
Yes, it does. There's nothing actually UTF8 specific in the new code;
it would be better described as "multibyte character aware" or
The downside to this, for some people, is that you do need to have
proper locale configuration in situations where it didn't previously
matter. In particular, if you want to display top-bit-set characters,
either for line drawing or iso-8859-? accented characters, you need to
be in a locale that says this is OK. Trying this with no locale set or
an unsuitable one will probably cause the offending characters to go
missing, perhaps taking other things with them.