[pmwiki-users] no umlauts in wikilinks
jo at durchholz.org
Thu Mar 16 14:03:31 CST 2006
> I dont no if this is a hostingspecific behavor, so some german wikiusers
> maby give a feedback if umlautlinks are correctly working on there
> system and if they have to set the config above. Eventualy we could
> update the german docu . ..
FWIW, I dimly recall I had to set up something similar.
Sometimes, the server will be using the right locale by default. Which
means you may get hurt when you relocate to a server that uses a
different standard locale.
Umlaut hassles are the primary reason why I routinely install some UTF-8
locale on any server that I administer. I don't care what locale
exactly, the main background is that it makes the server recognise any
Newer Linux kernels have an option to apply specific locales (actually
character sets) to file and directory names. With older kernels, you may
get into interoperability issues: if application A runs with an
ISO-latin locale and application B uses UTF-8, they won't agree on the
characters in a filename, which of the characters are uppercase or not,
or even on the number of characters. Linux itself doesn't really care
what characters are in a filename, of course...
I have been considering activating such locale support for my Linux
boxes, but I haven't gotten around to pondering the ramifications, so
this is still somewhere back on my wishlist. I'd be grateful if anybody
shared knowledge on the topic.
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