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



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ernest L. Williams Jr." <ernesto ornl gov>
To: "Fedora-test-list" <fedora-test-list redhat com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 11:32 PM
Subject: Why is "LANG=en_US.UTF-8" the default in Fedora


> Hi,
>
> 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?

So do many open source man pages. Frankly, US.UTF-8 bites goat rocks. It
consistently messes up sorting, for example, since there is no way in theat
locale to get sorting to be case sensitive.

Frankly, the default locale should be "C" or "POSIX", both of which do
sorting correctly and both of which are far more robust than a great deal of
the unfortunately mis-handled Unicode currently in use, especially for
documentation.



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