Re: debian-installer - some oddities
> > - cdebconf should not use translated strings on dumb terminals.
> Can you tell why? I know nothing about dumb terminals, googled a bit
> but did not find anything interesting. This is not d-i related, but
> #232296 discusses whether English text could contain UTF-8 encoded
> non-ASCII characters. From your message, it seems that this is a bad
> idea, but could you please elaborate?
dumb terminals, at least in the US, are ascii-only. no clue whether
anyone ever manufactured terminals that did non-roman-alphabetic or
non-ascii characters. i would think "maybe", but i don't know for sure.