[svlug] UTF-8 (was Acrobat 5)

Jeffrey Siegal jbs at quiotix.com
Fri Aug 29 13:15:45 PDT 2003

Walt Reed wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 29, 2003 at 05:46:01AM -0600, Karl Larsen said:
>>On Thu, 28 Aug 2003, Bhavesh Patel wrote:
>>>Check the LANG variable in /etc/sysconfig/i18n :
>>>$ cat /etc/sysconfig/i18n
>>># LANG="en_US.UTF-8"
>>	As root using joe I changed i18n to read LANG="en_US" and after 
>>doing the same to my login it works fine. Thanks Bhavesh for your 
>>insight on where to find the proper sysconfig file.
> I have noticed that the language setting of en_US.UTF-8 seems to cause
> other problems such as running man when sshed into a machine with this
> setting.
> I have been changing it back to plain en_US for a while now... I
> normally use debian but one of my clients wanted RedHat.
> Any comments on advantages of UTF-8 any why anyone would want to use it?

Ability to handle languages with multibyte characters.

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