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Re: Status of UTF-8 Debian changelogs

On Fri, Jun 06, 2003 at 01:17:00PM +0200, Jérôme Marant wrote:
> > I don't see all those (7|8)-bit-charset-using people requiring the
> > same...
>   Policy would mean all of them in the same charset, UTF-8 that is.

The issue call for two comments:

1) Changelog are required to be written in english, so non 7bit
characters should be rare, and use of non latin-1 characters are 
probably not a good idea. For example, writing the name of a 
developer with japanese characters might cause problem to people 
reading the changelog understanding who is referred to. This is

2) People write changelog with whatever locales they use for development.
Requiring them to use special tool for writing changelog would be a
pain. I don't know how far lintian can check for UTF-8 encoding. 

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

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