is utf-8 the standard filename encoding?

Rodney Dawes rodney.dawes at
Thu Dec 22 19:17:43 UTC 2011

On Thu, 2011-12-22 at 12:20 -0500, 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.

RFC 1149 would provide a better delivery mechanism for fish-slaps, but
at the risk of greater "packet" loss. The data may get eaten, instead.

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