[Vm-dev] Unix default encoding UTF-8?

K. K. Subramaniam subbukk at gmail.com
Fri Aug 28 12:02:51 UTC 2009

On Friday 28 Aug 2009 9:46:09 am Andreas Raab wrote:
> Is there any chance you might consider changing the default encoding of
> the Unix VM to be UTF-8? Both Mac and Windows come as UTF-8 nowadays and
> it would be terrific if we didn't have to tell people that they need to
> start their VM with -encoding: UTF-8 in order to deal with their local
> variants in file system, clipboard and input.

If changing it creates backward compatibility issues, it could be made 
conditional by parsing $LANG for encoding hints (*.UTF-8 or its variants).


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