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Re: Status of UTF-8 Debian changelogs

On Sat, Jun 07, 2003 at 04:21:33PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> What do you lose here? Those who have fonts that can display the
> character in question will be able to do so; those who don't won't, but
> will see some reasonably obvious indicator like a "?" or a filled-in
> square to show that the character is one they can't display. This is
> superior to the situation where those who don't have such fonts just see
> some gibberish.

Superior? No way, it's just as bad. Whether the noise is gibberish, or
whether it consist of question marks or cute little squares doesn't make
any difference at all.

Wouter Verhelst
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