usata at gentoo
Oct 30, 2003, 7:09 AM
Post #2 of 3
At Thu, 30 Oct 2003 13:41:51 +0100,
Re: better handling of multibyte characters (nls/cjk/unicode)
[In reply to]
> unicode, or utf-8 ?
I personally vote for unicode, but if it is going to be enabled by
default (i.e. Gentoo support UTF-8 immediately after installation),
utf8 seems adequate rather than unicode. I just don't want to add
utf7, utf16, utf32 USE flags for each encoding but have unicode USE
flag which will support Unicode encodings (if any).
> There ought to be some magic to convert locales to utf-8 as well if
> this is enabled.
Even if the USE flag is enabled by default, it doesn't take any effect
unless each ebuild actually uses the USE flag. It may break wxGTK
related ebuilds as darkspecter suggested (thanks for the comment) and
I'm thinking that it isn't time to make the USE flag default yet
(liquidx is working on getting UTF-8 down on Gentoo system). Anyhow,
creating unicode/utf8 USE flag and making it default are two different
matters and we can discuss them separately.
Mamoru KOMACHI <usata [at] gentoo>
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