Anyone using non-UTF-8 locale(s)?
listor1.rombobeorn at comhem.se
Fri Jul 9 22:45:10 UTC 2004
> Having a tool to do the conversion would be a good thing. Non-utf8
> characters do some odd things to cd burning and nautilus, among others.
Maybe the command "iconv" is what you need?
> The problem is determining what character set it really is. If you
> download files from usenet or some other worldwide source, the files could
> be in all sorts of strange encoding.
Yes. At least HTTP, HTML, XML and MIME have the means to handle this.
> Almost need something to let the
> user say "this directory contains files in German, this one in Chinese,
> this one in japanese, etc.)
Being able to save the MIME type and character encoding together with
the file in the file system would be nice.
By the way, Alan, either you have a time machine or your clock is wrong.
NTP is there for you.
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