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Re: And now for something completely different... etch!

On Jun 08, Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> wrote:

> > FFS! When will people learn to not mess with other cultures they know
> > nothing about?
> > Feel free to advocate a different default charset for *your* locale, but
> > do not pretend to know what's better for other locales.
> As we have hundreds of broken packages assuming e.g. that the filenames
> on disk are encoded in the current locale's character set, the only way
> to make them interact properly with other applications is to set a
> UTF8-locale.
Wrong. The problem is packages which need to interact with text files,
mail and usenet messages generated by broken software, and for which
assuming UTF-8 would be totally wrong.
Again, do not mess with cultures you do not understand.


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