[pmwiki-users] Defaulting PmWiki to utf8
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Wed Nov 14 13:19:45 CST 2007
On Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 02:17:03PM -0500, The Editor wrote:
> On Nov 14, 2007 11:36 AM, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:
> However, that's no longer the case, and PmWiki now has very good
> support for utf8. So, there has been off-and-on discussion that
> perhaps PmWiki should be configured for utf8 by default, with
> iso-8859-1 as a language option for sites that want to use it.
> I'm curious Pm whether this will affect the minimum php requirements for
> PmWiki. For instance, is this UTF support available in earlier versions of
> PHP 4.0, or will we now have to have a 5.0 server?
PHP 4 should work fine with utf-8. I still target 4.1.0 as the
minimum requirement, but it probably makes sense to increase the
minimum requirement to 4.3.0.
> I'm also curious about
> the various recipes that use php functions that do not work properly in
> UTF. Perhaps you could review the implications of these changes for us in
> these two areas.
As far as I know there aren't any recipes that don't function in utf8.
Even though it's just an option, there are a lot of PmWiki sites that
run using utf8 already and if there were any recipe problems I think
we'd have heard about them by now.
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