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Re: Info pages opened with an incorrect coding system

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Info pages opened with an incorrect coding system
Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2007 10:47:31 +0300

> From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden,
>       address@hidden
> Date: Sun, 08 Jul 2007 18:23:28 -0400
> It is pure luck if an Info file was generated for the same character
> set that your terminal supports.

That's not what I see when I travel, especially not in the Far East.

>     Personally, I think preferring locale-specific encoding is TRT, since
>     most of the installed manuals that use non-ASCII characters are more
>     likely to use that than anything else.
> No, they will use a whole range of coding systems, on your machine,
> on my machine, and on anybody's machine.
> That is not a solution.

That is not a 100% solution for 100% of the problem, but it's a good
compromise that works well in practice.  You often advise others to
shy away of purism and instead embrace practical compromises on the
Right side of the 80-20 divide.  Why not go with this advice in this

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