Re: UTF-8 in copyright files?
On Tue, Dec 16, 2003 at 02:48:01PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 16, 2003 at 01:40:35PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 16, 2003 at 03:07:59AM +0100, David Weinehall wrote:
> > > Of course, UTF-8 whereever possible is a nice goal to strive after,
> > > and I think that the debian-specific files are a good place to start.
> > Would the place to start not be to make sure that every piece of debian
> > supports it, and make it a release goal ? I doubt it is still time for
> > sarge, but maybe for sarge+1 ?
> Depends how practical that is, I guess. For example, it's still unknown
> when groff will support it properly (as in UTF-8 input; UTF-8 output is
> more or less OK now), since nobody's yet done the work and it's Hard. I
Yep, noticed that also, man simply removes the - from manpages, which is
a pain, as they get used pretty much in manpages.
> don't think we'd want either to delay sarge+1 by an arbitrary amount of
> time until that happens or to drop man pages from the distribution ...
Then, do not say that we should allow UTF-8 usage in files, if it is
clearly not going to be supported. Come one, sarge+1 is probably more
than 2 years away, if we cannot support UTF-8 by then, something is