On 20 July 2016 at 16:07, Baptiste Daroussin <b...@freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 10:47:45AM -0230, Jonathan Anderson wrote:
>> On 20 Jul 2016, at 9:13, Tim Čas wrote:
>> > So, without further ado:
>> > 1) What are the reasons that UTF-8 isn't the default yet?
>> > 2) Would it be possible to make this the default in 11.0? What about
>> > 12.0?
>> > 3) Assuming an effort is started towards making UTF-8 the default,
>> > what changes would be required?
>> At least according to one of my students (who makes more extensive use of
>> i18n than I do), enabling UTF-8 by default is pretty straightforward:
> the LC_COLLATE=C is not needed anymore with freebsd 11+
>> If there's anything missing there, I'd love to hear about it.
> Lot of work has been done during the 11.0 development the following issues
> fixed: [SNIP]
Yes, these are exactly the kind of issues I'm talking about w.r.t. `3)`.
> * medium (minor?)
> - login(1) does not handle unicode properly
Where does `login(1)` need to handle Unicode, though? I mean, I'm not
expecting the OS to allow UTF-8 usernames (that would be ...
problematic, to say the last).
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