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Re: Emacs and UTF-8 locale

From: Markus Kuhn
Subject: Re: Emacs and UTF-8 locale
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 18:06:06 +0000

Roozbeh Pournader writes:
> Will you accept 'fa_IR' as another example?

Another example for why using "nl_langinfo(CODESET)" or "locale charmap"
is far better than looking at the environment variables with obscure

On many systems, the locale "de_DE" (and others) will soon have to
change the charmap from "ISO-8859-1" to "ISO-8859-15". At least 12 of
the pre-euro locales will become obsolete in 11 days from now (people on
the continent received already their first euro coins this week to
practice). The mapping between locale names and encodings should really
be left to where it belongs, namely the C library.


Markus G. Kuhn, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK
Email: mkuhn at acm.org,  WWW: <http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/>

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