[Development] RFC: Defaulting to or enforcing UTF-8 locales on Unix systems

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Mon Nov 18 17:00:29 CET 2019

Thiago Macieira wrote:
> The codecs we want to remove are just big tables of mapping old, legacy
> codecs to UTF-16. We can easily remove those.
> After that, removal of QTextCodec itself is not a big gain.

So let me ask once again: Is ICU not already a hard requirement for Qt on 
*nix systems? So why can we not just rely on ICU's tables?

        Kevin Kofler

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