[Rt-devel] Re: rt3.fsck.com has moved or dropping mail?

Paulo Matos pjsm at fct.unl.pt
Tue Apr 27 19:24:48 EDT 2004

On Wed, 28 Apr 2004, Ruslan U. Zakirov wrote:

> > Are perl 5.8.3 with a good UTF8 support? If so, it might be worth trying 
> > to do a perl upgrade...
> Recently released perl 5.8.4 has UTF speed up also.
> Stable, but still there may be errors with UTF.
> perl has error with join+UTF until 5.8.3, I don't think that you can 
> find all places where Encode utf8_off must be used.

Well, for a start all modules used in RT should be reviewed for the buggy 
cases... (it mean we had to be positively sure when perl breaks) and then 
yes we could (with a reasonable amount of precision) cirurgically activate 
or deactivate the UTF8 flag.

Where you have a strong point is if we think of the time to do it... If 
*we* (non-English people) doesn't do that, others won't have neither the 
need nor a great motivation to do it. 

I already had a fight years ago with iso-8859-* support... now is the 
"encoding world war II" with UTF8... god protect us all there's rummors 
that UTF16 will be the one... :)

	Paulo Matos
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