I usually worked with Debian GNU/Linux, and UTF-8 locale with no translations was called C.UTF-8. I assumed, this is de-facto name for such locale. Recently, I was installing Gentoo GNU/Linux distribution (profile default/linux/amd64/17.0) and discovered that such locale is called C.utf8 there.

Why it is so? What is the reason for such incompatibility? Is it simple way to get UTF-8 untranslated locale, that works across all (or at least, glibc-based) distributions?


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