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Re: C.UTF-8 locale (was: Bug report, incorrect handling of regular expre

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: C.UTF-8 locale (was: Bug report, incorrect handling of regular expression with range)
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2009 11:27:12 -0600
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

Thomas Schwinge wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 05:43:27PM -0600, Bob Proulx wrote:
> > I personally set LANG=en_US.UTF-8 in order to get unicode support
> > (such as to handle the Ż in your name) but then set LC_COLLATE=C in
> > order to get a standard sort ordering.  However that isn't a
> > completely general solution.
> For your information, just a small note here (... and I do the same as
> you do, by the way, for exactly the same reasons): there is an attempt in
> Debian to ``introduce a C.UTF-8 locale, as some other OSes did, which is
> equivalent to the C (POSIX) locale in all respects *except* for LC_CTYPE,
> where it uses UTF-8 instead of a 7/8-bit character set or encoding'' --
> quoting from <http://bugs.debian.org/522776>.

Oh that is very interesting!  Thanks for sharing.  I look forward to
having it available with much anticipation.


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