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Re: locale problem with coreutils

Petter Reinholdtsen writes:
> When you write unicode, do you mean a UTF-8 encoded version of ISO
> 10646?  It is not the same as unicode.

ISO 10646, for virtually all purposes, is the same as Unicode. (The main
difference being that Unicode prescribes additional details on how the
characters are to be used, such as normalization.) It should probably be
called Unicode, since that's easier to remember and say than ISO 10646.
Since the primary form of Unicode on Un*x systems is UTF-8, it may be
not be entirely correct just to call it Unicode (which could be UTF-8,
UTF-16, UTF-32, or a half dozen other forms), but it's generally clear

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