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Bug#99324: Default charset should be UTF-8

On Thu, May 31, 2001 at 11:18:38PM +0900, Fumitoshi UKAI wrote:
> > How do tools (eg. debconf) know what coding set to use when reading a
> > file (eg. templates file)? Or, is ISO-8859-1 assumed?
> debconf doesn't assume any encoding, does it?
> We're usually using EUC-JP charset for debconf.

I think debconf should use UTF-8 for the templates and recode on the fly.
There's nothing worse than having gibberish in ten different charsets in the
same template file.

Of course, using UTF-8 would make things much harder for translators unless
Debian used UTF-8 by default... :-|

Cesar Eduardo Barros

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