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Re: Bug#242419: general: need for a webbased BTS

On Fri, 9 Apr 2004, Joel Baker wrote:

> fortunes-debian-hints is currently stored in UTF-8 format (it just happens
> to be the proper subset that is also US/ASCII, right now, but should it
> ever come into question it *will* be UTF-8, not Latin-1 or etc). There are
> some package arrangement issues with localizing any fortune DB that I'm not
> sure how best to address, but I have no fundamental objections to it.
I can't see any problem.  The upstream tarball of fortunes-de is
in Latin-1 but the data is converted at package build time to UTF-8.

> As for making it standard, or base, I hesitate to suggest that quite
> yet, mostly because there simply aren't enough hints in it (yet) that it
> wouldn't get exceedingly boring. But since I know of at least a couple of
> other OSes that do this sort of thing by default, I'm quite sure we can get
> there. I just don't think that point is quite yet.
Right, but this issue has to be raised to let people notice...

Kind regards


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