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Re: Default installation of UTF-8 locales
- To: Markus Kuhn <Markus dot Kuhn at cl dot cam dot ac dot uk>
- Subject: Re: Default installation of UTF-8 locales
- From: Ulrich Drepper <drepper at redhat dot com>
- Date: 08 Nov 2000 09:11:44 -0800
- Cc: libc-alpha at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
- References: <E13tUy6firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Reply-To: drepper at cygnus dot com (Ulrich Drepper)
Markus Kuhn <Markus.Kuhn@cl.cam.ac.uk> writes:
> I do fully understand that UTF-8 locale files consume a bit more disk
> space, but I think it is very important symbolically that at least the
> following ones are installed by default and considered to be officially
> supported in 2.2
No. And exactly for the reason you got a reply: every
"i18n-enthusiast" in every country will jump up and say "me too". I
already get complains about the size of all the unused data installed
and the time to make the installation (it really takes quite some time
to process UTF-8 locales on slow and small systems).
It is easy enough to generate the new locales. Just have the
appropriate <LANG>-HOWTO document this. If this would be a problem of
some sort I didn't mind adding the locales. But it's not, everybody
can do it.
I also have no problem with making a general change to UTF-8 in due
time. We'll simply make a switch with one future glibc version. But
this time is not there yet.
If you want to make a sign write HOWTOs and other documentation
showing people how to correctly internationalize applications and how
they can easily test this in an UTF-8 locale.
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