UTF-8 in BLFS Wiki

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at ums.usu.ru
Fri Feb 10 20:01:25 PST 2006


Kevin Day wrote:

>However, I have a huge problem with what has been said in the last few posts. (under uClibc only)
>
>Heres the problem:  It seems that uClibc does not yet fully support iso8859-1 or any other types. Instead I have noticed that iso8859-1 is simply more of a symbolic link to UTF8.
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>I noticed this when I tried to run SAMBA on my system, using an smb.conf file I have already used. In there, I have the codec set to ISO8859-1.
>Samba spits out hell, when I changed it to UTF8, samba had no problem.  I further noticed UTF8 in other places where I thought I had force iso8859-1.
>  
>
Try different spelling, "ISO-8859-1". But I doubt this will help.

>Perhaps I missed something?  HLFS does not focus on UTF8 in any way, but uClibc seems to only fully supply UTF8, unless I screwed up in style..
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>If you can prove me wrong and show me how to NOT get UTF8, I'd be glad as it was not my goal. I'm fine with iso8859-1.
>  
>
uClibc really supports only ASCII. No UTF-8. Either live with this, or 
don't use it.

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Alexander E. Patrakov



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