Re: UTF-8 in jessie
On 2013-08-12 04:18, Charles Plessy wrote:
> Le Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 02:51:52AM +0200, Adam Borowski a écrit :
>> I would like to propose full UTF-8 support. I don't mean here full
>> support for all of Unicode's finer points, merely complete eradication of
> Hi Adam,
> this is a great goal. Here are two comments.
> There is a related issue opened on the Policy (<http://bugs.debian.org/701081>),
> where we propose the following:
> - Require UTF-8 for the names of all files and directories installed by binary packages.
For the record, there is a Lintian tag for this now, which suggests
only a handful of packages violates this.
> - Recommend ASCII when possible.
> - Require ASCII for files in /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin and /usr/games.
Requiring ASCII for files in $PATH should be trivial to implement as a
separate tag. I suppose the ASCII requirement could also be implemented
as a pedantic check or so. Regardless, patches welcome. :)
> About display by GUIs, I think that we should have a system to install all the
> fonts necessary to display languages that we support at the installation.
> Have a nice Debconf !