Full Unicode Support for FreeBSD

葉佳威 Jiawei Ye leafy7382 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 12 18:23:18 UTC 2010

On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 1:43 AM, Elmar Stellnberger <elmstel at gmail.com> wrote:
> Isn`t it time for FreeBSD to fully support Unicode/UTF-8 by now?
> It is considered to be standard charset by now. XML uses it by default.
> If you are working with texts in different languages there is no
> alternative to UTF-8.
> If you chat with a Linux machine you can easily run into charset
> troubles if you are
> still using the old iso-8859-1.
> By now it is no problem to activate UTF-8 for your console.
> However a comprehensive Unicode support would require much more:
> i.e. configuring all user packages like KDE for Unicode support and
> asserting that also file names (f.i. from ext2 partitions) are interpreted
> correctly.
Do you have a concrete example of how FreeBSD fails to support UTF-8?
I have been setting my LANG to zh_TW.UTF-8 for years without problem
with modern software. As this is the ports list, I guess you have some
issues with the software in the ports collection?


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