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Bug#603915: release-notes: Please document that use of non-UTF8 locales is strongly discouraged

On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 16:15:10 -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:

> Hi there,
> On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 02:18:10PM +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > given that we regularly identify bugs, at least for GNOME, that manifest 
> > only when using a non-UTF8 locale - and I mean important bugs like not 
> > being able to unlock the screensaver, non-working screenreader, or 
> > impossibility to list filenames in both a terminal and the file
> > navigator - I think the release notes should strongly advise users of 
> > legacy locales to upgrade to UTF-8.
> Are there bug reports for these individual issues that you mention?  Locale
> encoding is a touchy political issue as well as involving a certain
> coordinated transition in the case of shared filesystems, so if we're going
> to recommend that users switch to UTF-8 as part of the upgrade to squeeze,
> I'd like us to be able to point somewhere for more information about the
> problems they'll run into if they don't.
Joss, ping?


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