Re: [Patch] Non-ASCII chars in visor.c messages

From: Greg KH (
Date: Tue Jul 22 2003 - 08:18:32 EST

On Tue, Jul 22, 2003 at 03:09:42PM +0200, Jan Kasprzak wrote:
> Greg KH wrote:
> : >
> : > What do you think about it?
> :
> : I don't think it's really needed. Why change this, syslog can't handle
> : this? It works for me...
> :
> Yes, syslog can handle this, but in order to parse syslog files
> you should have your LC_CTYPE set to something Latin-1 compatible
> (which UTF-8 is not, and it is the default on many distros).
> Why Latin-1 and not UTF-8? I think UTF-8 is more "correct", while
> ASCII is "works for all". Latin-1 is neither "correct" nor "works for all".

So how do you encode that character in UTF-8?

If we are going to print device names, I want to be correct in their


greg k-h
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