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Re: default charset for imlicit locale specificatio
On Jan 20 13:14, Andy Koppe wrote:
> 2010/1/20 Corinna Vinschen
> >> > I also noticed that on Linux two-letter settings like "de" or "ja" do not
> >> > change the charset from ASCII to something else.
> >> Such locales don't usually exist on Linux, i.e. it's probably that
> >> setlocale is failing, leaving the
> >> program in "C".
> > Nevertheless, maybe we should treat the languages w/o TERRITORY the same?
> Not sure about that. If Linux did support them, they most likely
> wouldn't use ASCII, since the point about the charset not actually
> allowing the language to be written would apply again. Hence I'd go
> with the language's charset, unless Windows doesn't actually allow to
> obtain a territory-independent charset for a language, in which case
> I'd go with UTF-8.
No, Windows allows to fetch charsets from territory-agnostic locales.
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