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Re: default character encoding for everything in debian

On Mo, 10 Aug 2009, Philipp Kern wrote:
> >> Of course there's a penalty for certain operations.  But UTF-8 is about
> >> as compact as an extended encoding is going to get.
> make UTF-8 bad per se to call it "rubbish".

I didn't call utf-8 itself rubbish, I am myself a strong proponent for
utf-8, only your quote that it is "about as compact as an extended encoding
is going to get".

OTOH, I agree that UTF-8 is the way to go in general computing, I have had
too much pain with all those local encodings around the world.

Best wishes


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