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Re: A new practical problem with invariant sections?

olive wrote:

> Of course you can. You just keep the bytes representing the Japanese
> version intact even if these does not display properly on your device.

"L. Preserve all the Invariant Sections of the Document, UNALTERED IN
THEIR TEXT and in their titles."

I think changing 標準語 to æ¨æºèª would not count as leaving the
invariant sections "unaltered in their text."

Plus, leaving the raw octets unaltered is not generally possible. For
example, not all octects are valid latin1, and over half of octects are
not valid printing ASCII.

> This argument is totally flawed. The same argument would show that any
> software with a license written in Japanese is not free (besause you
> usually must keep the license).

Most licenses are not actually a problem in the same way invariant
sections are. Invariant sections in the GFDL must be kept as a part of
the document; generally, it is OK to distribute the license along with
the document --- it need not be part of it.

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