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Re: UTF-8 character encoding




Lee wrote:
So... keep it simple, set
  LANG=en_US.UTF-8
and use vi or something else that comes with cygwin to create the file
and I'll have a file with UTF-8 character encoding - correct?
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	The first 127 characters of UTF-8 are identical to the
first 127 characters of ASCII, and latin1 and iso-8859-1.

If you don't use any characters that need accents or special symbols,
then nothing will be encoded in UTF-8, because its only the characters OVER the first 127
(see chart @ http://www.babelstone.co.uk/Unicode/babelmap.html).

The site also has a sw util (http://www.babelstone.co.uk/Software/BabelMap.html), that displays and helps config fonts to display all the characters in unicode, though it hasn't been updated to the changes that came out last month or so
(Unicode 11).

It's a cool little, *free*, utility...though if you find it useful
you can always send in your registration.


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