PuTTY wish utf8-default

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summary: Make UTF-8 the default line character set
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: fun: Just needs tuits, and not many of them.
priority: high: This should be fixed in the next release.
fixed-in: r9843 15f1bc7cdb1e7c651a1c729aa9474f5844c8a284 2013-05-26 (0.63)

It's 2013. Every major current Linux distribution defaults to emitting UTF-8
in terminals. It's time for our default to change from ISO-8859-x.

(The previous default wasn't always ISO-8859-1, although that's what many
people got. On Windows, we picked a line character set -- usually ISO-8859-x --
that vaguely resembled the local Win125x codepage, for want of a better
idea. On Unix, we looked at the selected font and promoted its declared
character set, if any, to the line character set -- this option is still
available via "Use font encoding".)
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(last revision of this bug record was at 2016-12-27 11:40:21 +0000)