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Re: step by step HOWTO switch debian installation into utf-8

On Tue, Sep 11, 2001 at 11:13:21AM +0100, Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS wrote:
> Radovan Garabik <garabik@melkor.dnp.fmph.uniba.sk>:
> > slightly updated version is now also at:
> > http://melkor.dnp.fmph.uniba.sk/~garabik/debian-utf8/HOWTO
> > http://people.debian.org/~garabik/debian-utf8/HOWTO
> I'm glad you've written that HOWTO. It encourages me to take a look at
> entering UTF-8 with X, instead of entering all non-ASCII stuff with
> Emacs, which is what I currently do.
> Some comments:
> (1) If you did your document as HTML, even with the whole text in
> <PRE>...</PRE>, then you could use
> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
> in the HEAD and it would look right with most browsers.
> How to put up a web page in UTF-8 might be something worth adding to
> the document in any case, and an easy way to explain would be to make
> your document into an example.

I wanted to rewrite the HOWTO using linuxdoc or docbook,
but so far I was unable to make that work satisfactorily.

I will probably just settle for plain HTML

> (2) I think the best way to set up the UTF-8 locale is to edit
> /etc/locale.gen, rather than run localedef by hand, but you have to
> run locale-gen after editing /etc/locale.gen, and I don't think you
> mention that.

I forgot about that :-)

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