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Re: Bug#99324: Default charset should be UTF-8

On Fri, Jun 01, 2001 at 01:31:12PM +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 01, 2001 at 01:17:43PM +0200, Radovan Garabik wrote:
> > Maintainers are being encouradged to use UTF-8, having in mind the general
> > tendency toward unified character encoding.
> Nice things these general tendencies... in my country we still have problems
> using ISO 8859-2 because Windows 1250 has polluted everything. Adding
> another one to the pile is likely to screw things up even more. <sigh>

and in my country, we have the same, plus 1 more common (though already
dying) MS DOS encoding, plus two more (thanks god already dead) pre-msdos 
encodings, plus one MS DOS encoding that was "officially given from IBM"
but never really caught up, plus CE-Mac encoding (fortunately Macintoshes
were a really rare beasts here), plus this university had a lot of
DEC terminals with its own CE encoding (reading mail archives from the past
is FUN, there was no Content-Encoding invented)

And when I travel several hundred kilometers in each of NWES direction, there 
is one, sometimes even two or three, different and incompatible encodings for
each place I arrive to.

There has to be an end to this.

> </rant> :)

</rant too> :-)

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