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 From:  Stefan Frank <Mono dot Developer at RootServices dot Biz>
 To:  John Lin <0chiehchen at gmail dot com>, MonoWall-Developers List <m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] UTF-8 as default encoding...
 Date:  Sun, 19 Mar 2006 04:11:48 +0100
Hello John,

No problem everyone is invited to ask or send his comments here. It isnt
only just the space/size of additional files. There are sometimes things
to do so that non-English characters can be handled correctly. I am not
really sure with that things.

If the Page default encoding will be changed to UTF-8, then i ask my self
how the webGUI or other tools should work with non-English characters?
For example what happens if japanese or chinese characters are in use?

I am not sure but if the tools or software thats in use cant work with
"unknown" characters or need a recompiled version who wants to do that?

I have no problems if m0n0wall get multi-language support but i guess
this will bring a lot of additional work.

-- 
Best regards,
Stefan Frank

Looking for Monowall Adjustment?
http://M0n0WaLL.RootServices.Biz





John Lin schrieb:
> Hello Stefan,
>
> Thank you for your prompt reply.  Yes, I understand that...  and I think I
> saw other posts regarding support of multi-languages in m0n0; and the answer
> from the group is no since it require alot of space.
>
> However, all I am asking is just to use UTF-8 encoding as default and still
> use English as the default presentation language.  This way, at least users
> will be able to store non-English characters.  It would be something like
> user's First/Last name for administration use.
>
> It would be just changing all pages with Western as the default encoding to
> UTF-8.
>
> Best regards,
>
> John
>
>
> On 3/19/06, Stefan Frank <Mono dot Developer at rootservices dot biz> wrote:
>   
>> Hello John,
>>
>> AFAIK the answer will be simple no ... m0n0wall is build as "small as
>> possible"
>> software. For example english isnt the native language from a lot users
>> here, and
>> it will require a lot of time for translations and maintaining them.
>>
>> --
>> Best regards,
>> Stefan Frank
>>
>> Looking for Monowall Adjustment?
>> http://M0n0WaLL.RootServices.Biz
>>
>>
>>
>> John Lin schrieb:
>>     
>>> Hi!
>>>
>>> Any one think of using UTF-8 on m0n0wall would be a useful
>>>       
>> feature?  This
>>     
>>> will support storing information with International languages...
>>>
>>> Thank you in advance!
>>>
>>> John
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>>
>>     
>
>