Unicode support in virtualmin textboxes, and in email

i guess this issue is still not solved: http://www.virtualmin.com/node/17087

When I enter Hebrew text in text boxes, it cames back as html-unicode-entities, which is unreadable, or worse.

Screenshot showing output: http://i40.tinypic.com/ohvcep.png

The virtualmin pages are usually served as iso-8859-1 (in a meta tag).

  1. A-propos, following email encoding issue: http://www.virtualmin.com/node/13394
    is it utf-8 by default?
    is it going to be?
    Or do I have to patch virtualmin everytime I install it or update it?

  2. The bigger question - Why is there ANY other encoding besides Unicode ?
    Why not utf8, for everything, by default?
    isn’t it possible to change it somewhere?
    i think 99% of linux programs support utf-8 for I/O anyway. Isn’t it?