Re: Bug#143941: define a usable character set for description/maintainer name etc.
>>"Jason" == Jason Gunthorpe <email@example.com> writes:
Jason> Well, we have to decide what to do. I could go an `fix' apt to
Jason> assume UTF-8 and wichert could `fix' dpkg to assume latin1 and
Jason> we'd be no better off.
I'd hope there is better communcation between dpkg and apt
developers that this is merely a rhetorical question.
Jason> If policy is not the proper forum for deciding this sort of issue then
Jason> what is?
debian-devel is named devel for a reason. And in cases like
this, it is not unknown for people in related areas (dinstall
maintainer, dpkg maintainers, apt/aptitude/deity folks, and the web
master) use email to reach a rough consensus.
I am not sure all the people who ought to wiegh in on this
even read -policy.
If we all work together, we can totally disrupt the system.
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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