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Bug#99324: Default charset should be UTF-8

On Jun 01, Cesar Eduardo Barros <cesarb@nitnet.com.br> wrote:

 >Ask the IETF. They seem to like UTF8 a lot.
Because it's ASCII-compatible. This is not relevant.

 >Ask Linus too. The UTF8 support is in the kernel since, what, 2.0.x?
Because it's ASCII-compatibile. This is not relevant.

UTF-8 maybe be useful for things like debconf templates as long as it's
able to recode on the fly to the $LC_CTYPE encoding, but don't you dare
fucking with the locales for languages and countries you don't know
Making sure applications can deal with UTF-8 is ok, things like recoding
the documentation are not.

Most people (with the possible exception of part of the CJK community)
do not want to use unicode yet, deal with it.


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