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Wed, 25 Oct 2006

UTF-8

For a while I've been trying to use UTF-8 in my desktop locale on debian. I've fought with various setup issues, like the stable version of zsh not supporting multibyte locales at all, and thought I had it more or less working.

Only, today, I discovered that the weird font problems I've been having for a while on my debian testing machine are traceable to the UTF-8 thing - it seems that, for some reason, on my setup, fonts would just be entirely missing in a number of apps. Going back to ISO-8859-1 fixed it. So I've given up on the UTF-8 experiment - unix just isn't ready.

[14:54] | [/unix] | UTF-8

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