Bug#99933: second attempt at more comprehensive unicode policy
> > But the current situation is *already* broken! For example, for a
> > Chinese person, an ISO-8859-1 system simply cannot encode, nor display,
> > their language. I am aware that for people entrenched in legacy
> > charsets like ISO-8859-1, the transition may introduce
> > incompatibilities. But that's the price we pay to eventually make
> > everything work for everyone.
> See http://mail.nl.linux.org/linux-utf8/2003-01/msg00037.html
> It would be nice to make sure programs are ready before switching
> everything to utf-8.
The point is, we have working "iconv", and
changing changelog will work.
man may need some hacking or other, I am not sure.
Not all of the statements made in that thread are not quite true,
and I seem to remember seeing some hacks done by Ukai-san on that
respect, for UTF-8.