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Date 2014-04-09.11:08:44
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> The default locale on Fedora is indeed UTF-8 these days - the problem is that *users* are used to being able to use "LANG=C" to force the POSIX locale (whether for testing purposes or other reasons), and that currently means system utilities written in Python may fail in such situations if used with UTF-8 data from the filesystem (or elsewhere). (I believe there may also be other cases where POSIX mandates the use of the C locale, but Toshio would be in a better position than I am to confirm whether or not that is actually the case).

A common situation where you get a C locale is for programs started by
a crontab. If I remember correctly, these programs start with the C
locale, instead of the "system" (user?) locale.
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