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SubjectRe: [2.6 patch] UTF-8 fixes in comments
On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 11:15:12AM +0200, Helge Hafting wrote:
> Willy Tarreau wrote:
>> It's too easy to impose crappy designs to end-users and tell them that if
>> that does not work they have to file a bug. There are a minimal set of
>> things that must be tested before shipping. Seeing that the default
>> terminal emulator in KDE on Mandriva 2008 is configured in UTF-8 and does
>> not properly render it simply makes me sick. This is broken by design and
>> even distros trying to get it working for years still can't cope with it.
>> There must be a reason.
> Yeah, ascii-only is a crappy design. :-/ I don't know if mandriva is
> broken by design - I only use debian.
> It would not surprise me if some distros botch utf-8 through negligence.
> They are based in english-speaking countries and have their biggest
> user bases there - the majority of their customers aren't going to use
> more than
> ascii so why should they bother.

Mandriva is a French company.

And what Willy describes really sounds like someone fiddling with some
settings (or something like accidentally selecting some non UTF-8

Bad things can happen when you somehow get charsets mixed, but
distributions default to UTF-8 for quite some time, and problems
with a 100% UTF-8 system have therefore become were unlikely.

> Helge Hafting



"Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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