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Bug#99324: Default charset should be UTF-8

On 01-05-30 Cesar Eduardo Barros wrote:
> Package: debian-policy
> Version:
> Severity: wishlist
> I think Debian should start to move into using UTF-8 by default everywhere.

May I ask why we want to choose UTF-8 instead of UTF-5 or UTF-16? And
why should we exactly switch to Unicode? How many real world system or
applications currently support and/or use unicode?

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