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Re: console translator set without encoding

From: Thomas Bushnell BSG
Subject: Re: console translator set without encoding
Date: 21 Jan 2005 18:58:41 -0800
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Marcus Brinkmann <marcus.brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:

> Irregardless of what you think about it - the
> western world doesn't need it (where ISO 8859-1 or 15 is enough).

If only this were true.  There is no encoding which will include all
of the Latin character sets I want.  This occurs for me in tagging
music files; I need both acute and grave accents on all vowels,
slashes on Ls and Os, haceks on Cs, and dots above As.  I can't get
all that in any single Latin character set around, and I am delighted
that the Ogg tagging standard specifies UTF-8.

You are certainly right that it's not a Hurd-specific question, and
Debian Hurd should probably just track what other people do, but we
should make sure all our parts do the right thing with UTF-8, and then
be ready to switch when Debian is.


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