Re: dpkg & i18n
Piotr Roszatycki <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I heard about a patch prepared by Debian-JP project's people.
> This patch allows to use translated fields in debian/control
> file. Is it right? Where can I find it?
Translated fields in one file for all the languages, like the recent
rpm .spec change?
I think the rpm change was a serious design mistake (also KDE .kdelnk
and GNOME .desktop were). Multiple character encodings in one file is
not a good idea. Maintaining such files is difficult. In Emacs,
opening such files as a Korean mode might break other 8-bit encodings.
If we don't use additional files, we should use a universal character
set (like UTF-8 or ISO 2022) for debian/control. But neither of UTF-8
text nor ISO 2022 one is easy to edit with the available editors.