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



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ernest L. Williams Jr."
> 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?

Any time I use sed or grep on my script I make sure to set LANG=c first.
US.UTF-8 slows grep searches *way* down.  It was so slow that I thought I
had hardware problems - nope, just unicode slowing down my scripts.

-eric wood



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