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Re: RFC: default encoding of documentation and debian control files

On Mon, Jun 04, 2001 at 09:20:50PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Jun 04, Radovan Garabik <garabik@melkor.dnp.fmph.uniba.sk> wrote:
>  >>  >If, for whatever reason (such as upstream author's or maintainer's
>  >>  >names, foreign language package description and similar), you need to
>  >>  >use characters outside 7 bit ASCII range in control files, these
>  >>  >characters must be encoded using UTF-8 encoding.
>  >> I agree with this proposal, but the programs using these files have to
>  >> be fixed first.
>  >Sure, just give a list of errors (or better yet, file up
>  >bugreports)
> You are the one using UTF-8 and who knows and cares about it, not me.

and I will try to fix tools (according to my abilities) if bugs

if you do not care about utf-8, nobody forces you to use it - 
just write documentation and debian control files in plain ASCII
(and don't complain if others write them in utf-8)

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