UTF-8 Comments

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at ums.usu.ru
Wed Dec 28 20:32:27 PST 2005


Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:

> So (IMHO) the only valid reasons for choosing a UTF-8 based locale are:
>
> 1. RedHat compatibility at the cost of incompatibility with everyone 
> else (including MS Windows):
> * Need to share files via NFS with systems that already use UTF-8 
> locales and can't be reconfigured
> * Need to ssh often into systems that already use UTF-8 locales, and 
> rarely to systems that don't.
> * Need to work mainly with UTF-8 encoded text documents, i.e. those 
> coming from people using RedHat systems
>
> 2. Just being adventurous (I think this applies to you).

Forgot:

3. The need to run a NFS4 server. This requires storing filenames in UTF-8.

-- 
Alexander E. Patrakov



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