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Re: Bug#208011: [PROPOSAL] UTF-8 encoding for debian/control

On Mon, Sep 01, 2003 at 09:15:02PM +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
> > > Some control files contain non-ASCII characters, there is no reason not
> > > to mandate UTF-8 instead of random encodings.
> Either you choose to mandate UTF-8, or you choose to forbid any encoding
> other than ASCII7.

The latter is de facto the current situation. That some control files
violate the unwritten rule just says something about their maintainers,

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