Re: Bug#434206: ITP: moe -- powerful text editor for ISO-8859 andASCII character encodings
Antonio Diaz Diaz <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> When editing configuration files or source code written in ASCII
> many people want something like Moe
Even a humble configuration file can have comments and text strings
with non-ASCII characters; e.g. names of people or organisations.
This is even more true for source code, which frequently have these in
the copyright notices as a simple example.
I don't see how adding an editor to Debian that can't handle at least
the default encoding of the operating system -- UTF-8 -- is in any way
a service to the users.
> , not another buggy and/or bloated editor of multibyte encodings.
If such programs are bloated and/or buggy, this is an entirely
separate issue from whether the program supports UTF-8. Filing bug
reports is always a correct response in such cases.
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