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Re: UTF-8 encoding of changelog files

On Wed, May 16, 2007 at 02:53:09PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Lennart Sorensen <lsorense@csclub.uwaterloo.ca> writes:
> Yes.

Hmm, well I haven't found one yet and I think I checked 10 so far, all
of which have non ascii characters but none of which appeared valid to

> 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.

Well of course non ascii characters don't have to appear in most
changelog files.

> Yup.  Has for years.
> debian-changelog-file-uses-obsolete-national-encoding is the tag.

I wonder how many packages are triggering that right now.

So is this valid utf-8?  I don't believe so.  If it is I have to go
reread the UTF-8 spec again. :)

4b c4 99 73 74 75 74 69 73     (K..stutis)
(I found this one in base-config from sarge since I happened to have
that one open in a hex editor for checking).

Len Sorensen

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