Bug#374997: ITP: utf8-migration-tool -- tool to migrate a Debian system to UTF-8
Owner: "Martin-Éric Racine" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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* Package name : utf8-migration-tool
Version : 0.4
Upstream Authors: Tollef Fog Heen <email@example.com>, Martin-Éric Racine <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* 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
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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