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Re: default character encoding for everything in debian

It's impressing how quickly threads on this list grow big. :-)

I'm not sure, whether a conclusion is already reached.

1. apt-get install mysql
2. enter mysql client
3. create database test; create table test( test char(10) );

Replace mysql with whatever application you like.

What should be the encoding of database and table test in cases like the 

Currently it's iso-something, discriminating everybody from other countries.
If it would be utf-8 instead, it would have at least two advantages

- The clueless user would get a sane default
- utf-8 isn't as discriminating as iso-8859-1

Best regards,

Thomas Koch

> Hi,
> 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.
> Best regards,
> Thomas Koch, http://www.koch.ro

Thomas Koch, http://www.koch.ro

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