Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Sep 2007 22:16 UTC
PC-BSD PC-BSD 1.4 RC1 has been released. "After a month of refinement, the PC-BSD team is pleased to make available the 1.4RC release. This update addresses many of the reported bugs from 1.4BETA, as well as adding working i18n support for international languages. PC-BSD 1.4RC can be downloaded via our mirrors or via Torrent on the 1.4 download page."
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RE[2]: System and KDE i18n issues
by Doc Pain on Wed 5th Sep 2007 14:57 UTC in reply to "RE: System and KDE i18n issues"
Doc Pain
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2006-10-08

"Nope. German doesn't need iso-8859-1. It works very well with utf-8."

Inside KDE, yes, it works properly. If you need to work in text mode, problems do occur, you cannot enter umlauts or ligatures, or they are not displayed properly.

Cont.: http://osnews.com/permalink.php?news_id=18560&comment_id=268873

"utf-8 is THE recommended character encoding as it is designed to work with virtually any language in the world, while isos were designed to work with only one language family (ie: western european). Most OSes have migrated or are migrating to utf-8."

Thank you for this explaination. I will have a concrete look at it.

"The web is also migrating to utf-8 for the same reason."

Last time I checked, no charset declaration is done. While (meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1") has been the usual declaration for standard conform pages for some years, you can see some different "Windows" charsets, too, which usually produce defective outputs inside the web browser. The migration you mentioned would require a massive change in HTML files. Maybe "new" pages will be UTF, but "old" pages will surely stay ISO for a while.

"If you look at web 2.0 web sites, 99% of them use utf-8 encoding."

UFT-8 has been around for a long time. As far as I know, it's being used in mails to display non-standard characters in topics / concerns and inside the message body.

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