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



On Fri, May 21, 2004 at 02:44:28PM -0700, Shahms King wrote:
> 
> You're exaggerating.  They are different, as well they should be. ASCII
> is still ASCII and will always be ASCII.

Still there was always a flag which allowed to sort in a
lexicographical order but now a flag which allows to sort in
an "encoding order" is missing.  Regardless of what you personally
consider "correct" or "incorrect" some may have have uses for
other ways of sorting and it would be nice to have that without
a need of playing with LC_COLLATE.

> And, as far as the average user is
> concerned lexicographic sorting is correct.

An "average user" is a mythical entity always invoked by
those who broke something beyond recognition.  As they are
inventing that "average user" on the spot that is a small
wonder that it always supports their position - whatever
that happens to be.

   Michal



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