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From André Warnier>
Subject Re: Migrating to tomcat 6 gives formatted currency amounts problem
Date Fri, 12 Sep 2008 20:20:37 GMT
Christopher Schultz wrote:
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> Willem,
> Willem Moors wrote:
>> I can only see one solution to this complexity: let's all (everybody in the
>> whole world) speak the same language, use the same currency and move into
>> one and the same timezone (the latter because of past fun with timezones)!
> You're not far off, except that you probably mean we should all speak
> one human language (like English or Farsi or whatever). I agree, but
> only if you mean we should all speak the same character language. It
> should be UTF-8.
> All hail UTF-8!
> Seriously, switch to UTF-8.
That reminds me of the old joke, about England deciding to switch from 
driving on the (wrong) left side of the road instead of the (correct) 
right side.  To minimise disruptions, they were going to do it in 
stages; the trucks first, the cars a week later.

Anyway, there is a flaw in the above suggestions, if taken together : if 
we all spoke and wrote the same language, there would be no need for 
Unicode nor for multi-byte character encodings.
Unless the language was Chinese of course.

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