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Re: default character encoding for everything in debian


Dne Mon, 10 Aug 2009 13:09:21 +0200
Thomas Koch <thomas@koch.ro> napsal(a):

> I've an issue, that I forgot to set the character encoding of tomcat to utf-8 
> after reinstalling a server.
> Now, before I report a wishlist(?) bug to tomcat, I want to ask (and invite to 
> discuss) shouldn't utf8 be the default character set everywhere? So when 
> installing a package from Debian I can assume that where a character encoding 
> can be set, it't set to utf8.
> MySQL would be another example, which to my knowledge uses isoXYZ as default 
> character encoding.

I don't know tomcat, but for MySQL it would definitely break some
existing applications (which are broken and do not care about charsets,
but that's different topic).

	Michal Čihař | http://cihar.com | http://blog.cihar.com

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