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Re: Problem with iso8859 on xterm/with man(1)

At 09:56 PM 05/17/2001 +0200, Cyrille Artho wrote:
Also, why isn't latin1 or
UTF-8 default after installation?

Because the default locale is C, and C is an ASCII locale. UTF-8 still has
a number of problems under Linux, and Latin-1 just won't work for 90% of
the people out there. If you need characters beyond the 128 in ASCII, you
need to set your locale appropriately, and Americans and Western
Europeans are going to need to learn that just like anyone else.

As for man, it's just broken (it shouldn't be emitting Latin-1 characters
in a ASCII locale). There is someone working on a correct fix, but I'm not
sure it will get fixed in time for Woody.

David Starner - dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org

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