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 ?


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