i18n question.

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Mar 6 01:31:26 GMT 2004

On Sat, 2004-03-06 at 12:21, Michael B Allen wrote:
> Just out of curiosity, is the Japanese crowd really not satisfied with
> UTF-8? Is it too slow?

My understanding (and I would love to heard it from their end) is that
other encodings are already in use, on existing unix systems.  Changing
code pages on a new Samba-only server is quite easy, changing code pages
on a Samba/NFS server forces a change to *every* NFS cleint, for
example.  Then you have local applications, and all the pre-existing

On new systems I would *highly* recommend the use of UTF8, and UTF8
only.  We will probably start adding a fast-path for UTF8, much like we
have one for ASCII, as it is very well defined for the operations we

Andrew Bartlett

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Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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