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Re: UTF-8 encoding of changelog files

Lennart Sorensen <lsorense@csclub.uwaterloo.ca> writes:

> So should changelog files for debian packages be UTF8


> and if so are there any that actually are

lintian's is, at least.  Many others are these days as well.  All of my
packages have UTF-8 changelog files, although not all actually have
non-ASCII characters.

> and does lintian have a simple check to ensure no illegal characters are
> in the file as per UTF8 rules?

Yup.  Has for years.

debian-changelog-file-uses-obsolete-national-encoding is the tag.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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