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Re: finalize or withdraw?

On 8/23/05, Per Bothner <per@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm missing your point, or vice versa.  My point is: if I as a
> computer create a text file without doing anything special,
> it will have a particular encoding that is presumably suitable
> for my language and environment.  This default encoding may
> have been set up by my system administrator or the company
> that sold me my computer.

This is a tricky issue.  Even given your locale is set to some encoding,
it's not clear whether files should be read and created in that encoding
by default, or in UTF-8 by default as in Mac OS X and Windows.

There was some discussion on this on the PLT list: