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Bug#435802: linux-latest-2.6: GNU/Linux kernel should use CONFIG_NLS_DEFAULT="utf-8"

On Fri, Aug 03, 2007 at 11:36:02AM +0200, Raúl Sánchez Siles wrote:

> As per etch release notes: "Default encoding for etch is UTF-8". Section
> 2.2 on release notes:
> http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/release-notes/ch-whats-new.en.html#s-system-changes

> This is not true for GNU/Linux kernel where you can find that 
> CONFIG_NLS_DEFAULT is set to "iso8859-1". This prevents uaing utf-8 charset 
> for mounted filesystems for example samba (smbfs), and maybe others.

Sorry, in what sense is this true?  Does 'mount.smbfs -o iocharset=utf8' not
work as expected?

iso8859-1 may no longer be the most appropriate default, but all this
setting is is a default.

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Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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