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Re: Why is "LANG=en_US.UTF-8" the default in Fedora



On Wed, May 19, 2004 at 11:32:33PM -0400, Ernest L. Williams Jr. wrote:
> Many applications seem to have a problem with the default locale in
> Fedora. (e.g. adobe acrobat reader)
> Why is the default US.UTF-8?

UTF-8 is, despite the growing pains, the right thing to do for the world.
There's a lot of character sets out there, and this makes them Just Work.
Take a look at Fedora/base/comps.xml in the Fedora install tree (on the CD
or download it from the FTP site) with `more` -- look at all of the
different international characters happily mingling.

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