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



On Thu, 2004-05-20 at 12:01, John Morris wrote:
> On Wed, 19 May 2004, 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?
> 
> Because RH is hellbent on making Unicode the standard encoding.  Like 
> their previous attempts at getting out in front of an emerging standard it 
> tends to break a lot of things.  But because it is breaking in such a high 
> profile distro it gets fixed.  See GCC, GLIBC, ELF, pthreads, SELinux, 
> etc.
> 
> In the end it is going to be a good thing if you live outside the US or
> are RedHat and want to sell products and services outside the US.  But for
> now expect to do a lot of "LANG=C <programname>" to workaround the
> problems or edit /etc/sysconfig/i18n.

Don't forget to search for/file a bugzilla for every "LANG=C <program>"
you issue if you want it fixed, too. (Don't bother with acroread though,
not our code).

-- 
Chris Kloiber




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