Full Unicode Support for FreeBSD

Ivan Voras ivoras at freebsd.org
Thu Mar 11 10:40:43 UTC 2010

On 03/11/10 06:57, Elmar Stellnberger wrote:
> Isn`t it time for FreeBSD to fully support Unicode/UTF-8 by now?

Yes! Good of you to say so! Your code and other patches will be 
integrated as soon as you send them.

> 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.
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