As an American I have the obvious choices of en.UTF-8 or ISO-8859-1 encodings for the locale setting.
Most guides recommend using the UTF-8 encoding, but I am a little nervous that it is a multibyte encoding. What are the consequences of using this? Will some text files have those annoying character sequences
t h a t l o o k l i k e t h i s ? What are the plusses and minuses of the two choices?
For example, let's say I use a browser in a graphical window manager. Will the browser be unable to display UTF-8 characters because I chose ISO-8859-1 as my locale?