[Haskell] non-ASCII characters in Haddock documentation
simonmar at microsoft.com
Tue Feb 17 10:35:27 EST 2004
> >It may seem so to western europeans, but others may differ.
> >A case could be made for UTF-8.
> I tend to agree. Further, the choice of defaulting to
> Latin-1 seems a
> strange one when much of the rest of the world (well, the
> networking world)
> seems to be moving towards more universal character set
We didn't choose Latin-1 over UTF-8: the current situation just reflects
the fact that we haven't implemented UTF-8 yet. It's not trivial to
expand GHC's current Alex specification to handle the whole Unicode
character set. See this message for some musings:
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