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Bug#99324: Default charset should be UTF-8

On Tue, Jun 05, 2001 at 09:02:12PM +0900, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> Radovan Garabik <garabik@melkor.dnp.fmph.uniba.sk> immo vero scripsit
> Hi,
> I would object severely to this proposal, because there are currently many
> documentation in Japanese, which is in EUC.
> Usually Japanese text is identified with "ja" extention, like in
> Descriptin-ja:
> Unless every single one is changed to ja.eucJP,
> changing documentation automatically to utf-8 will only cause confusion, I guess.

not automatically, each maintainer can decide if to convert or not
(conversion will be enforced later, when the world is more unicode ready,
and unicode is more CJK ready)

Conversion is painful, I agree, but sooner or later has to be done.

> And all documentation for Japanese that floats around in the network are in 
> SJIS (MS-Windows format) or ISO-2022-JP (Network format?).

and do you not feel something should be done about it?
3 different incompatible formats just for one particular language...

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