Re: support for multilingual Packages files?
At Fri, 6 Jul 2001 11:58:05 +0200 (CEST),
> They all use ISO-8859-1 (or ISO-8859-15, no difference). Well, they
> won't change their names. So Debian must increase its support of UTF-8.
Do you mean, they won't change Maintainer: field? I want them to change.
Otherwise, all discussions about Description: field will be in vain.
ASCII is international (i.e., shared all around the world) but ISO-8859-1
is a local encoding for western-European languages, just like EUC-JP is
a local encoding for Japanese language.
> Debian must strive for i18n support. Of course, you are aware of it :)
Yes, but this problem is different from the problem I am discussing now.
Tomohiro KUBOTA <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Introduction to I18N" http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/intro-i18n/