Portable locale usage

ssegvic sinisa.segvic at fer.hr
Wed Sep 7 13:02:18 CEST 2011


On 6 ruj, 22:58, garabik-news-2005... at kassiopeia.juls.savba.sk wrote:
> Thomas Jollans <t... at jollybox.de> wrote:
> > It looks like you don't actually care about the encoding: in your first
> > example, you use the default system encoding, which you do not control,
> > and in your second example, you're using two different encodings on the
> > two platforms. So why do you care whether or not the default uses ISO
> > 8859-2 ?
>
> Maybe because using 8859-2 locale, (unicode) strings not representable in the
> encodings will be sorted - how?

Exactly.

Additionally, fonts supporting 8859-2 are scarce.
My favourite fonts were never available in 8859-2.

Sinisa



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