Fonts (was Re: [etoys-dev] Wording in Clouds)

K. K. Subramaniam subbukk at
Fri Jul 31 12:53:50 EDT 2009

On Friday 31 Jul 2009 9:49:29 pm Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> > $ squeak -help | grep UTF
> >  -pathenc <enc>        set encoding for pathnames (default: UTF-8)
> >  -textenc <enc>        set encoding for external text (default: UTF-8)
> This is the VM setting for the encoding of file names and the  
> clipboard. This has nothing to do with the contents of files. The  
> contents is not interpreted by the VM.
All major Linux distros have settled on UTF-8 as default encoding for text 
files. Isn't it time we switched too? It could help flush out encoding bugs in 
Squeak code. CJK locales can use textenc overrides (or this could be set in 
the startup code).


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