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

El Viernes, 3 de Agosto de 2007, escribió:
> On Fri, Aug 03, 2007 at 11:36:02AM +0200, Raúl Sánchez Siles wrote:
> >
> > 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?

Well, I should have explained better. That command would work as expected, but 
I'm talking about the default behaviour, so if you don't specify -o 
iocharset=utf8 the default will be iso-8859-1.

I discovered the issue when talking to someone else on etch and since I use my 
own build GNU/Linux kernel I can't test it right now. But while he was using 
his sytem the nls_utf8.ko was not loaded. I don't know the exact implications 
of this.

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

From this I understand that iso-8859-1 may not be the best for etch, but now 
it's now. Please, correct me if I'm wrong.


Raúl Sánchez Siles

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