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Re: Russian FAQ page charset problem

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
Cc: Nikolay Samokhvalov <samokhvalov(at)gmail(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-documentation <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Russian FAQ page charset problem
Date: 2008-09-15 08:27:09
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Dave Page wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 8:37 AM, Nikolay Samokhvalov
> <samokhvalov(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 11:30 AM, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> wrote:
>>> This was already discussed on the pgsql-www list recently, but there has
>>> been no resolution on what to do yet.
>> What about using UTF8 for Russian text? Why not simply "iconv -f
>> koi8-r -t utf8 ..."?
> 
> I thought that was what Bruce was going to do. He has other priorities
> at the moment though, so perhaps one of the the committers could
> handle it.

We could do that, but it is also a question of what the author prefers 
for editing.  We don't require UTF-8 in other places.  And I don't feel 
comfortable converting everything (FAQ or not) to UTF-8, because that 
loses information in some cases.


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