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Re: UTF-8 for debian/control

On Sun, Nov 06, 2005 at 11:41:21PM +0100, Roland Stigge wrote:
> Time for reviewing
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2004/12/msg00521.html and a
> statement in Policy about that (for consistency with changelogs that are
> already handled that way)?

UTF-8 is only recommended in the changelog.  But since the
maintainer name in both changelog and control file should be the
same, they need to use the same encoding too.  Which means that
atleast the maintainer and uploader field in the control file is
recomended to be in UTF-8.

Also see things like #241333, #208011, #142164

But I think this is good thing anyway, specially since there are
so few left.


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