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Bug#603915: marked as done (release-notes: Please document that use of non-UTF8 locales is strongly discouraged)

Your message dated Sat, 26 Jan 2013 16:18:35 +0100
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has caused the Debian Bug report #603915,
regarding release-notes: Please document that use of non-UTF8 locales is strongly discouraged
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Package: release-notes
Severity: normal


given that we regularly identify bugs, at least for GNOME, that manifest 
only when using a non-UTF8 locale - and I mean important bugs like not 
being able to unlock the screensaver, non-working screenreader, or 
impossibility to list filenames in both a terminal and the file
navigator - I think the release notes should strongly advise users of 
legacy locales to upgrade to UTF-8.

On the desktop, such legacy locales are just hacks in the libraries 
internals, and we cannot decently provide support for users who still 
use them.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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Committed revision 9554.



On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 03:49:16AM +0100, Joost van Baal-Ilić wrote:
> How about adding this to old-stuff.dbk :
> ---------------
> <footnote><para>In the GNOME screensaver using passwords with non-ASCII
> characters, pam_ldap support, or even the ability to unlock the screen is
> unreliable when not using UTF8.  The GNOME screenreader is affected by bug
> <ulink url="http://bugs.debian.org/599197";>#599197</ulink>.  The Nautilus file
> manager (and all glib-based programs, and likely all Qt-based programs too)
> assume that filenames are in UTF-8, while the shell assumes they are in the
> current locale’s encoding. In daily use, non-ASCII filenames are just unusable
> in such setups.</para></footnote>
> ---------------
> ?  Would that be sufficient to close the bug?

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