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Re: Using UTF-8 (was Re: Debian Boot Floppies CVS: boot-floppies polish)

On Mon, Nov 22, 1999 at 12:40:13PM +0100, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> > Sorry, I do not quite understand your reasoning.
> Well, "langs.c" store messages for all the supported languages. Therefore, we 
> have to choose one encoding which pleases everybody. While Latin-1 is fine for 
> French, Latin-2 for Czech and KOI8-R for Russian, you cannot use all these 
> 8-bits encodings together.
> Therefore, we have to use a more-than-8-bits encoding, like UTF-8 (which gcc 
> will accept).
Well...  If we provide a character set for every string, this means we do not
have to store them (strings) in UTF-8.  The current approach is exactly this.
Do you think this would cause any problems?


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