The 8:th bit liberation movement!
Can you imagine how it would look like if, for example, the common "u", "s", "a" characters had ASCII codes above 128 and were stripped (and turned into "e", "d", "v" like the very common Swedish characters "å", "ä" and "ö" often are?)
Then come and join the 8:th bit liberation movement! If you are still not convinced then check out what the guru Linus Torvalds has to say on this issue.
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if (c > 040 && c < 0177)This made ls not willing to display beautiful filenames with 8-bit characters like
However, in this case, the evil features are easy to destroy, because the program is otherwise well written, and source code is freely available. One more program is cured, making the world a better place for 8-bit addicts like us.
Join the effort to fix all damaged programs, and take a look to see what has been fixed so far: