Bug#292330: use UTF-8 by default
On ma, 2007-06-18 at 13:37 +0100, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 10:48:04AM +0100, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> > multi-byte one would be really really bad (as you would end up with e.g.
> > strings split in the middle of a point code, *brrr* you definitely don't
> > want that).
> I wasn't clear it seems, but what I mean is if a programs assumes he's
> dealing with ascii,
This buggy assumption seems to happen in every locale, not just C.UTF-8,
and in every other case we treat it as a bug. Is there a standard that
says every C.* locale must have the same single byte character set as
the plain C locale?
(Incidentally, the standard for the C language does not require the
character set in the C locale to be ASCII; EBCDIC, for example, works as
well. See 5.2.1, "Character sets", for the full description. You might
be able to find a copy of the standard by searching for ISO/IEC 9899.)
Mulla on halu häkätä ja mulla on siihen taito