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Re: people working in Greg's locale (+euro) & display of Unicode names


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: people working in Greg's locale (+euro) & display of Unicode names
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 21:06:19 -0400
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On 6/15/17 9:01 PM, Peter & Kelly Passchier wrote:
> On 16/06/2560 03:11, Chet Ramey wrote:
>> You still have to look at every character. The world isn't all UTF-8:
>> there are character sets where multibyte characters include characters
>> that are valid ascii (including, I suspect, `=').
> 
> I think supporting all kinds of other encodings besides UTF-8 is
> absolutely nuts. You not only have to look at every character, but you
> first have to decide which encoding you're going to be in, and this
> might be ambiguous (unless an encoding declaration becomes part of bash).

There's already an encoding declaration in bash: setting the locale using
the usual set of environment variables.

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