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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 (or other Unicode forms) have been the norm for computing since the
late 1990's. It means you can handle foreign language files, file names and
the like.

Acrobat reader and its problems with utf-8 have been reported to them for
several years now. xpdf and gpdf don't have this problem.



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