Re: [dev] UTF-8 copyright symbol

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 21:25:43 -0400

On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 09:54:07AM +0900, KIMURA Masaru wrote:
>> How would it make the software suck less? How would it improve interactions
>> with other software? No one's even posed a good case for this causing
>> problems at all. So, in a non-UTF-8 locale you don't see a copyright sign.
>> In 8859-1, you see ; what a nightmare! Seriously, this isn't an issue.
>> People with a UTF-8 locale get a nice copyright sign, for everyone else, the
>> legal validity is the same. If they don't like it, they can piss off, or
>> read up on how to turn on a UTF-8 locale.
>Did you think about fonts, not locale?

Well, I was expecting an encoding flame war. At any rate, most
fonts have the character. Even the exceedingly paltry
ProggyClean (my favorite) displays it properly. The standard X
fonts (namely fixed) contain vast swaths of the Unicode
spectrum. Hell, even MS's console font has , and has since the
early DOS days. If someone wants to use such an impoverished
font as to make this an issue, well, that's his problem.

Kris Maglione
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age 18.
	--Albert Einstein
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