Charactersets and encoding: switching from ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8
norgaard at locolomo.org
Thu Mar 16 09:34:10 UTC 2006
I have just installed a virgin system, FBSD 6.1-BETA3 and upgraded to
the head of RELENG_6. Since it is virgin, I thought this may be the time
to make the switch to UTF-8.
Googling, it appears that UTF-8 was introduced in the base in 2004, but
I find no keymaps for UTF-8 console, no fonts, no console definition
Is FreeBSD ready for UTF-8?
Secondly, if I successfully switch, how do I best convert files to
UTF-8? One think is text files, I assume this should be simple, but then
there are all the other files such as music and images with text embedded.
I have understood that UTF-8 is compatible with ASCII but not with the
ISO character sets used in Europe.
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