Bug#99324: Default charset should be UTF-8
Cesar Eduardo Barros wrote:
> I think debconf should use UTF-8 for the templates and recode on the fly.
Well, if you send in a patch, I will consider it.
> There's nothing worse than having gibberish in ten different charsets in the
> same template file.
This is why the template file is the "compiled" form. You're intended to
merge together a bunch of files that just have one (or 2, with English)
languages in them. See debconf-mergetemplate(1).
see shy jo