Bug#99324: Default charset should be UTF-8
On Jun 01, Josip Rodin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>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>
This is the reason we can't just switch the terminals to UTF-8, there
are way too many programs which can't correctly recode ISO-8859-* text,
because they are broken or because the charset is unlabeled.
Let's first fix the software, then we'll talk about using UTF-8 by
default for everybody.