is utf-8 the standard filename encoding?

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at
Thu Dec 22 17:20:54 UTC 2011

On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 5:45 AM, Zygmunt Bazyli Krynicki
<zygmunt.krynicki at> wrote:
> As a command-not-found maintainer I can tell you that 90% of the bugs are encoding related. Just last week I've noticed that screen on oneiric happily produces incorrect multibyte sequences for the same keystrokes that work correctly under the same terminal emulator. The number of people running with the utterly broken C (ASCII) locale is staggering.

I have had arguments in my LUG with people who think Ubuntu should not
ship any translations because they're just a waste of disk space and
that C(ASCII) is the One True Value for $LANG, Unicode and UTF-8 are
evil, and anyone who uses any other charset can go jump off a cliff.

As someone who loves studying languages, it makes me want to slap them
with a fish over TCP/IP.

Mackenzie Morgan

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