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Bug#175370: patch: use UTF-8 internally, convert to locale's encoding for output

On Sun, 2003-01-05 at 16:31, Denis Barbier wrote:

> Unfortunately situation is much more complex (you must check LC_ALL and
> LC_CTYPE variables too), the simplest solution is to run 'locale charmap'
> to retrieve the current encoding.

Ok, yeah, I was kind of aware of that, but I forgot to fix it before
submitting the patch.  I will definitely fix it; I saw some code in glib
that looked perfect.  When the dpkg maintainers indicate their
acceptance of the idea in this patch, I'll go ahead and update the

> Did you test your patch on a system where no UTF-8 locales are generated?
> I am not sure it works then.

No...but I don't see why it wouldn't.

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