Re: unicode on Linux

From: Stefan Persson (
Date: Mon Oct 20 2003 - 14:14:22 CST

Shao, Yiying wrote:

>Just wondering if anybody knowss how unicode is on Linux?
Very good support. Default charset for recent versions of some popular

>Is unicode ready for all language, including double byte languages, on Red Hat and SuSe?

>On Red Hat Linux, if UTF-8 is not made as the default encoding for Chnese/Japanese/Korean, what it is using for those double byte languages?
The old multi-byte character sets.

>Does later Red Had Linux makes the UTF-8 the default encoding for them?
AFAIK only if you manually set it to a UTF-8 locale, e.g.
LANG=zh-CN.UTF-8. Notice, though, that some older software will not be
aware of this change, so many characters will not be displayed properly.


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