8bit characters in files in Debian packages
there are a small numbers of packages that ship files with non-7bit characters in filenames.
$ apt-file search -l -x '[\x80-\xff]'
So this raises two issues:
1) should non-7bit characters in filenames be allowed
2) if yes whould we require the filename to be in a correct UTF-8 encoding ?
I raise the question because I was trying to filter out popcon reports that include
non-7bit characters since it usually implies corruption of data, but this might not be the
Also, it seems there is a tool out there that generate .deb packages with names like
and filename that are all non-7bit. (probably in Japanese).