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Re: Default locale for en_GB

On Tue, Apr 19, 2005 at 07:40:45AM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> Quoting J. Grant (jg@jguk.org):
> > The UK has been using ISO-8859-15 and UTF-8 for many years.  Presently
> > debian still sets en_GB to ISO-8859-1.  This means that all those €
> > (Euro) characters will be corrupted and incorrectly displayed as '¤'
> > (the character which shares the same code in ISO-8859-1
> Hey, my day is better now. I found some UK people who do care about
> Euro..:-)
> Well, more seriously speaking (a French should not give lessons about
> Europe while our country is about to say "No" to European
> Constitution, bloody hell), the issue of the default locale for en_GB
> should be discussed among British users.
> I suggest raising the topic now in UK users groups. Anyway, it is
> quite likely that some strong movement towards UTF-8 defaults will
> happen in etch. Other distros have been blamed for doing this a bit
> too early but, well, they have now made the switch and this is a Good
> Thing.

I think we should leave it the way it is for sarge, and switch to UTF-8
across the board for etch.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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