Re: charsets in debian/control
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Andreas Barth <email@example.com> writes:
> Though I agree on your last statement (and please, remember, I'm from
> germany where non-ASCII-characters are also in common use), I still
> consider that UTF-8-not-ASCII has not finally reached ok, but it's on
> the way to it (and I consider this a good thing).
I've been using Debian with UTF-8 only locales for over 12 months now.
I now consider it fine for general use, with respect to terminal and
application support. Unlike a couple of years ago, most things work
perfectly. The only things I've currently found lacking are
- - No UTF-8 console keymaps
- - Some broken libraries e.g. GTK+ 1.2 [obsolete]
- - I can't paste UTF-8 into emacs (perhaps a problem in my .emacs)
I think going to UTF-8 as the default locale charmap for all locales
is a feasable goal for etch, as is recoding everything to UTF-8 (where
it makes sense).
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