Re: Debian menu encoding support
Oh, and I forgot something...
* Eduard Bloch <email@example.com> [2003-07-04 22:17:23]:
> #include <hallo.h>
> * Bill Allombert [Fri, Jul 04 2003, 08:55:41PM]:
> > It is now possible to select the encoding used to write files generated
> > by menu in a menu-method. You just need to add outputencoding="<enc>"
> > in the menu-method file, where <enc> is a valid iconv encoding.
> > For example to force output to be UTF-8 encoded, add
> > outputencoding="UTF-8"
> Jeez, let's reinvent the wheel. And again. And again.
> Now, you force every maintainer to update the menu entries for
> localisation, when will be the next time to change them again? Why
> cannot you just recognize that the Free Desktop format is superior and
> invest your manpower into tools for smooth transition to it?
It's not _every maintainer_. It is maintainers of packages providing
menu-methods. Just as stated in the announcement. I would estimate that
it's probably only 10-15 packages supplying those.