utf8 vs iso8859-1 speed/responsiveness

Hideki Hiura hiura at openi18n.org
Tue Jun 29 19:00:07 UTC 2004

> 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. 

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