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Re: UTF-8 in jessie

On 12 August 2013 01:51, Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl> wrote:
> On Mon, May 06, 2013 at 02:49:57PM +0200, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> I propose the following sub-goals:
> 1. all programs should, in their default configuration, accept UTF-8 input
>    and pass it through uncorrupted.  Having to manually specify encoding
>    is acceptable only in a programmatic interface, GUI/std{in,out,err}/
>    command line/plain files should work with nothing but LC_CTYPE.
> 2. all GUI/curses/etc programs should be able to display UTF-8 output where
>    appropriate
> 3. all file names must be valid UTF-8
> 4. all text files should be encoded in UTF-8

What about locales though?

* C.utf8 locale should be always available
* C.utf8 locale should be the default/fallback locale
* utf8 locale variants should be default / available / preferred
(where appropriate)

(this is rough idea, adjust above as appropriate & feasible at this
point in time)



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