Poll: Non-UTF-8 discontinuation

Posted on March 12th 2017

Hello fellow Irssi users,

We are planning to remove 8-bit and Chinese support from Irssi.

Interaction with legacy IRC channels would still be provided through /recode, as it is currently.

However, Irssi would stop working on non-UTF-8 terminals (or at least appear heavily glitched)

If you have any helpful comments or concerns about this topic, please raise your voice either in the GitHub issue 671 or by writing an e-mail. We’re especially interested to learn about people who are still using the 8-bit support and why you would not be able to move to Unicode.

Thank you for your support,

The Irssi Team.