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Bug#160827: syntax of the maintainer name in the Maintainer: field

On Tue, Dec 10, 2002 at 06:32:57PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
>On Sat, Dec 07, 2002 at 05:33:10PM -0500, Clint Adams wrote:
>> > True. It could get away with tossing everything outside angulars or
>> > inside brackets, though. The address can be mandated to stay 7bit for
>> > now.
>> At any rate, people shouldn't be putting raw Latin1 in these fields.
>Amen.  7-bit ASCII only.

Given that the control file is 7-bit pseudo-822, and has the same issues
as mail headers (i.e.  presented before any C-T header) is there any
reason not to follow RFC2047 for the representation of non US-ASCII
maintiner names?

The alternative convention of a" or "a for ä is only really workable for
ISO latin.


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