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Re: Is lack of UTF support an RC bug?

Marcin Owsiany <porridge@debian.org> writes:

> It doesn't matter for ekg2, which will stay in experimental for quite a
> while I'm afraid, but it is important for at least two other of my
> packages (which are in etch) which don't support UTF-8 at all. And I'm
> reasonably sure they are not the only packages in etch which don't
> support UTF.

Right; for instance, as noted in #229702/#236214, libfltk1.1 and its
~30 reverse-dependencies have the same limitation, which upstream
won't address because doing so would break the ABI.

> Don't get me wrong, I'm not against UTF-8, but just dropping everything
> that doesn't support it, without a former warning, sounds ridiculous.


Aaron M. Ucko, KB1CJC (amu at alum.mit.edu, ucko at debian.org)
Finger amu@monk.mit.edu (NOT a valid e-mail address) for more info.

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