Why is LANG set to en_US.UTF-8?

Alexander Dalloz ad+lists at uni-x.org
Wed Jan 19 00:28:01 UTC 2005


Am Mi, den 19.01.2005 schrieb B Wooster um 1:17:

> I can fix this by changing LANG to be just en_US instead of
> en_US.UTF-8, but why would Fedora be released with UTF-8 lang setting
> if all applications break on remote access?

Because UTF-8 is the future.
Use an UTF-8 capable remote connection. From what kind of system do you
remotely connect using ssh and with which application? If its PuTTY,
then you will have to configure it using UTF-8.

> Do I need to worry about breaking something else if I set LANG
> globally to just "en_US"?

Normally not. Of course UTF-8 will not be displayed correctly then.

> BTW, even with en_US.UTF-8 setting, display is correct - man, slrn,
> mutt all work correctly in a KDE konsole.

Certainly.

Alexander


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