[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

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

On Sat, Dec 14, 2002 at 02:24:30AM +1100, Brendan O'Dea wrote:
> 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. Use UTF-8.

> >Amen.  7-bit ASCII only.

I have not been following the debate due to time constraints, so excuse
me for stepping in like this, but I have to tell it...

> 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?

My God. You really want to put this cr*p into debian/control?
Why can't we just use UTF-8? There is even (my) pending policy proposal
for this #99933, and consensus was that it should be accepted, there are
just few (pseudo)issues holding it back.
Remember it is just pseudo-822, not real 822, so we need not keep
compatibility (which is not even there) with 822 at any price.

| Radovan Garabík http://melkor.dnp.fmph.uniba.sk/~garabik/ |
| __..--^^^--..__    garabik @ melkor.dnp.fmph.uniba.sk     |
Antivirus alert: file .signature infected by signature virus.
Hi! I'm a signature virus! Copy me into your signature file to help me spread!

Reply to: