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Re: UTF-8 manual pages

Le jeudi 11 octobre 2007 à 12:22 +0100, Colin Watson a écrit :
> My original plan was that UTF-8 manual pages should be installed in
> /usr/share/man/<language>.UTF-8/ (unless your language is Chinese or
> Portuguese, just use the language code, not the country code, so for
> example French manual pages would go in /usr/share/man/fr.UTF-8/). I had
> a long discussion with Adam Borowski on debian-mentors recently in which
> he persuaded me that it was both possible and worth it to implement
> compatibility with the scheme used by e.g. Red Hat, in which manual
> pages installed in unadorned directories such as /usr/share/man/fr/ are
> assumed to be in UTF-8.

Sorry? Do you mean that in Debian this is currently not the case?

How can you expect the encoding of a file given only its language?
Anything else than a unique encoding is doomed to produce very ugly

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