utf8 vs iso8859-1 speed/responsiveness

Ow Mun Heng Ow.Mun.Heng at wdc.com
Tue Jun 29 19:07:15 UTC 2004

On Tue, 2004-06-29 at 12:00, Hideki Hiura wrote:
> > From: Ow Mun Heng <Ow.Mun.Heng at wdc.com>
> > Anyone knows how to tweak this parameter to say iso8859-1 via a proc or
> > a sysconfig interface/file?
> > Does the change actually make a difference?
> It probably depend on application...modern toolkits such as gtk+ use
> UTF-8 as internal encoding so changing external encoding from UTF-8 to
> iso8859-1 actually add extra step to convert UTF-8 to/from iso8859-1
> upon I/O. 
Well... then tell me this.. 

how come FC2 seems(IS) slower compared to my original RH9 install.
I was using iso8859-1 then and utf8 now.

I remember reading that that's one reason why it was slow, so I'm just giving it a shot.

I've just rebooted my notebook and I'll see how things goes with en_us. (for some reason 
gkrellm was hanging/sucking up my processor)

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