Re: [PATCH] UTF-8ifying the kernel source
From: Xavier Bestel
Date: Tue Mar 09 2004 - 04:56:21 EST
On Tue, 2004-03-09 at 00:30 +0000, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Followup to: <1078571331.963.3.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> By author: Xavier Bestel <xavier.bestel@xxxxxxx>
> > ISO-8859-1 characters are mostly the same in UTF-8.
> Unicode, yes. UTF-8, no. The ISO-8859-1 character "Å" (0xC5) does,
> indeed correspond to Unicode character U+00C5, but it's encoded 0xC3
> 0x85 in UTF-8.
Yeah, that's what I realized, after posting of course.
While utf-8ying the sources is certainly a good thing, I have mixed
feelings about kernel strings. It will render poorly in some
Maybe the all-ascii route is better for strings ?
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/