Bug#99324: Default charset should be UTF-8
On Jun 01, Cesar Eduardo Barros <email@example.com> 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.