Full Unicode Support for FreeBSD

Elmar Stellnberger elmstel at gmail.com
Thu Mar 11 09:56:07 UTC 2010

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

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