Re: [Mutt] #3040: charset difference between index browser and
Vincent Lefevre <vincent <at> vinc17.org>
2008-04-05 15:13:27 GMT
On 2008-03-28 09:48:02 -0400, Derek Martin wrote:
> switch your environment to UTF-8. So who's the idiot?
You're not living in the real world. How can one switch the Zaurus
to UTF-8? How can one switch the environment to UTF-8 when UTF-8
locales have not been installed and the user isn't root and the
admins are not responsive?
There are also many bugs related to UTF-8, e.g. Debian bug 391452
(that's the most important one), Debian bug 254507, cooked mode
under Mac OS X, all these bugs with combining characters (they
occur much more often when using Mac OS X). Also, emacs22 isn't
in Debian/stable yet, and emacs21 is very broken under UTF-8
locales (in particular, copy-paste doesn't work). I've started to
switch to UTF-8, but I'm fed up with all these bugs I encounter,
so that I'm still mainly under ISO-8859-1 locales.
Another main problem: Most of my files are in ISO-8859-1. And things
like grep wouldn't work under UTF-8 (is there any wrapper?).
Also, latex is reported to have problems with UTF-8 files, though
I haven't tried it myself.
> > With Emacs, I can, even in ISO-8859-1 locales.
> You can view Japanese characters in Emacs running in an xterm with
> ISO-8859-1 settings and fonts? I sincerely doubt that...
Most of the time, I use Emacs under ISO-8859-1 in its own window.
So, I can view non-ISO-8859-1 characters without any problem.