perl and UTF-8
jr36 at leicester.ac.uk
Mon Jun 21 15:38:45 UTC 2004
Scot L. Harris wrote:
> To resolve the problem I needed to edit the /etc/sysconfig/i18n file and
> remove the .UTF-8 from the LANG variable.
This happens very occasionally with makefiles written in Perl. The simplest
solution is to do
before executing the script.
> I don't think this is a bug in perl. As such why the insistence that
> UTF-8 be the default? What does this really buy?
> Any chance of getting this changed in future releases?
UTF-8 is the standard now, other operating systems included. It allows you
to read documents written in a variety of different languages - any
language in fact. In RH8 unicode support was a mess, but now it's near
perfect with very few applications not supporting it.
If you find it a pain, by all means change your /etc/sysconfig/i18n, but in
my opinion at least UTF8 should be the default.
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