Are you plugged into the Mandriva community? Is there any debate about the continued use of iso8859-15? Obviously it has the benefit of backwards compatibility and slightly smaller file sizes. But it also has very severe limitations and interoperability problems as you describe below.
<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 9/7/06, <b class="gmail_sendername">Antoine Pitrou</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
<br>Hi,<br><br>Le jeudi 07 septembre 2006 à 12:21 -0700, Paul Prescod a écrit :<br>> If you have access to "German Windows XP", "Japanese Windows XP",<br>> "Spanish OS X", "Japanese OS X", "German Ubuntu" etc., I would
<br>> appreciate answers to the following questions.<br><br>French Mandriva (up-to-date development version).<br><br>> In particular: what is your default encoding and how did your<br>> operating system determine it?
<br><br>My locale is named "fr_FR" and the encoding is iso-8859-15.<br><br>> Did you install a locale-specific version? Did the installer ask you?<br><br>No, it's the built-in config. I don't remember the installer asking me
<br>anything except the language and keyboard layout.<br><br>> What is the relationship between your localization of Gnome/KDE and<br>> your default encoding?<br><br>Ok, I hexdump'ed a few .mo files (the gettext-compatible files which
<br>contain translation strings) and the result is a bit funny:<br>Gnome/KDE .mo files use utf-8, while .mo files for various command-line<br>tools (e.g. aspell) use iso-8859-15.<br><br>Also, it is interesting to know that Gnome tools like gedit (the Gnome
<br>text editor) normally default to utf-8, however gedit was patched by<br>Mandriva to use the system encoding by default (which breaks character<br>set auto-detection because the Mandriva patch is awful :<br><a href="http://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=20277">
http://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=20277</a>).<br><br><br>By the way, you should be aware that filesystems have their own<br>encodings which can different from the default system encoding<br>(depending on how it's declared in /etc/fstab). I don't know of a simple
<br>way to retrieve the encoding for a given directory (except trying to<br>find out the filesystem mounting point and parsing /etc/fstab...<br>*sigh*). This can be annoying when handling non-ascii filenames.<br><br>Regards
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