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Re: Man pages and UTF-8



Felipe Sateler <fsateler@gmail.com> writes:

> Ben Finney wrote:
> 
> > (Assuming, of course, that I'm correct in saying lenny is supposed to
> > support UTF-8 throughout, and that failure to do so is a bug.)
> 
> Can somebody else confirm this? A few days ago I saw
> that /usr/share/dict/{wspanish,wamerican} are ISO-8859 (which means they
> can't be cat'ted in a UTF-8 terminal, and I would like to know if this is a
> bug.

This is more specific, but less hopeful:

    * UTF-8 debian/changelog and debian/control
      Advocate: Russ Allbery
      Release-Team-Contact: ??
      Description: Fix all remaining debian/changelog and debian/control
       files which don't use UTF-8. These are easily found by lintian via
       debian-changelog-file-uses-obsolete-national-encoding and
       debian-control-file-uses-obsolete-national-encoding.
      Bug-Tag: utf8-control
      State: confirmed

    <URL:http://release.debian.org/lenny-goals.txt>

No other mention of UTF-8. It seems, then, that we'll have to wait
until after lenny for the "utf8-man" (or, even better, "utf8") bug
tag.

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Ben Finney



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