euro support in ubuntu

Guido Heumann listguido at
Fri Sep 17 15:11:14 UTC 2004

Am Donnerstag, den 16.09.2004, 23:28 +1000 schrieb Jeff Waugh:
> <quote who="Guido Heumann">
> > Or is there another prefered way of setting up Euro support in Ubuntu?
> > I'm still hesitating to fully switch to UTF8...
> We're going to fully switch to UTF-8 in our next release, the HoaryHedgehog.
> I'd really recommend trying it now - I haven't used a non-UTF-8 mode for
> ages now (but we chose not to switch for WartyWarthog because we wanted lots
> of time to really deeply test it).

Hi Jeff,

thank you for this information. That got my finally to turn on and try
out the UTF-8 locale. No problems found yet.

After adding the xfonts*transcoded packages from universe everything
went fine with the euro symbol and the ISO8859-15 german locale; thanks
LaMont for the hint. 
I already guessed that those packages were in universe, but preferred to
stay out of the "unsupported" repository. I thought euro-support would
be worth to be included in main and brought up the issue here.

Now I'm using UTF-8, and everything seems to work fine. I removed the
universe sources entry, purged the *transcoded stuff and am happy to be
"fully supported" again ;-) 



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