[Haskell] non-ASCII characters in Haddock documentation

Simon Marlow 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 
> encodings.

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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