RE: unicode on Linux

From: Shao, Yiying (
Date: Mon Oct 27 2003 - 18:54:39 CST

>>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.

for CJK, can UTF-8 to be set to the local for an App programatically without affecting other apps?


>>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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