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Re: UTF-8 in copyright files?



On Wed, Dec 17, 2003 at 01:48:41AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 16, 2003 at 09:23:01PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 16, 2003 at 07:44:35PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > > On Tue, Dec 16, 2003 at 07:00:26PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> > > > Well, i most definitively cannot see it, and i am using a UTF-8 aware
> > > > xterm (uxterm if i am not wrong).
> > > 
> > > Try:
> > > 
> > >   printf - | groff -Tutf8 | grep .
> > > 
> > > then:
> > > 
> > >   printf - | groff -Tutf8 | grep . | od -tx1
> > > 
> > > I've seen a similar report before, but IIRC it turned out to be a
> > > terminal/font problem.
> > 
> > I get an invisible - for the first one, and then :
> > 
> > 00000000 e2 80 90 0a
> > 00000004
> > 
> > for the second one.
> 
> groff is behaving correctly, then, which means that you must be using a
> font which doesn't have the U+2010 HYPHEN glyph. Fix that ...
> 
> I use 'pterm -fn
> -misc-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed--13-120-75-75-c-60-iso10646-1' as a
> Unicode terminal.

Yep, i guess this would work, but i think that this kind of things
should be the default, if we are counseling people to write stuff in
UTF8 in debian related things.

Other problems is sshing from a non UTF terminal, but then luit helps,
but there is not really much we can do there, no ?

Friendly,

Sven Luther



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