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

On Sat, Jan 04, 2003 at 07:43:33PM -0500, Colin Walters wrote:
> Package: dpkg
> Tags: patch
> Here is a patch against the current dpkg source (1.10.9), which uses my
> little "localeio" library to output UTF-8 strings in the user's current
> locale encoding.
> With this patch, the idea is that dpkg will use UTF-8 for all strings
> internally, and only convert to the locale's encoding on output.  This
> patch is still experimental, but it works for me on some tests.  

For the record, http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/unicode.html (and
especially the #mod section) contains many valuable informations.


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