[Openmcl-devel] *default-character-encoding* should be :utf-8

Pascal J. Bourguignon pjb at informatimago.com
Sun Mar 4 11:38:30 UTC 2012

Tim Bradshaw <tfb at tfeb.org> writes:

> On 4 Mar 2012, at 07:23, Pascal J. Bourguignon wrote:
>> On POSIX systems, I would like the defaults (*default-external-format*
>> *default-file-character-encoding* *default-socket-character-encoding*)
>> to be what is specified by the environment variables LC_ALL, or else
>> LC_CTYPE, or else LANG, or else LANGUAGE (the latest being a GNU
>> extension, I wonder why).  See http://clisp.org/impnotes/clisp.html
>> (search: environment variables).
> Do you understand how the encoding should depend on the locale
> variables, as I've never been able to work that out (and the CLISP
> documentation doesn't say how they work it out).  This isn't a
> rhetorical question: I'd like to know.  Feel free to mail me privately
> if you have any pointers, as this might be off-topic for the list.

LC_ALL=C               ==> :us-ascii
LC_ALL=en_EN.UTF-8     ==> :utf-8
LC_ALL=fr_FR.ISO8859-1 ==> :iso-8859-1
LC_ALL=gr_GR.ISO8859-7 ==> :iso-8859-7

and so on.

__Pascal Bourguignon__                     http://www.informatimago.com/
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