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Bug#374997: ITP: utf8-migration-tool -- tool to migrate a Debian system to UTF-8

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: "Martin-Éric Racine" <q-funk@iki.fi>

Hash: SHA1

* Package name    : utf8-migration-tool
  Version         : 0.4
  Upstream Authors: Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@canonical.com>, Martin-Éric Racine <q-funk@iki.fi>
* URL             : http://q-funk.iki.fi/debian/pool/u/utf8-migration-tool/
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: Python, GTK2+
  Description     : tool to migrate a Debian system to UTF-8
This wizard upgrades legacy system locales to their UTF-8 equivalent. It 
also informs users whenever files in their home directory still utilize 
legacy encodings.

This started as an Ubuntu tool to enable easy migration to UTF-8 for both 
locale settings and user file encodings. Tollef says that since Ubuntu has
been UTF-8 by default for a few releases already, they are not likely to 
further develop it and invited me to take over development, so I have.

I have found this tool very usefull to help me locate remaining files in my 
home directory that are still in a legacy encoding and to check system files
for UTF-8 locales utilization.  

Given how Etch is going to be the first Debian release with UTF-8 locales by 
default, I figure that it could be a usefull migration tool for others as well.

Frans Pop suggest it could be worth mentioning in Etch's Release Notes and 
recommended that I filed an ITP.

I would gladly welcome co-maintainance with Debian's i10n/i18n team.

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