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Re: httpd and locales

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2006-01-21 23:28:37 CET

On Sat, 21 Jan 2006, Kevin Puetz wrote:

> Peter N. Lundblad wrote:
>
> > I understood that after my first reply. That seems like a real problem,
> > especially if this is unlikely to change.
> >
> > To take a step back, it might not be unreasonable to have the hook scripts
> > communicate through UTF8 and document it. The hook scripts would have to
> > be careful to make things it invokes to consume/produce UTF8. I'm not sure
> > if can just change this for compatibility reasons, though.
>
> Since the server controls the environment for the hook scripts, one obvious
> way to do this "compatibly" would be to always invoke the hook scripts with
> a UTF-8 locale. Older scripts were, after all, supposed to follow the
> locale, whatever it might be...
>
Do you know a portable way to get "a UTF-8 locale"? We don't know which
locales are available on a particular system.

Regards,
//Peter

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