is utf-8 the standard filename encoding?

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Thu Dec 22 17:36:15 UTC 2011

On Thursday, December 22, 2011 12:20:54 PM Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
> 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.

You should really use sftp instead of fish.


Scott K

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