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

On Mon, Sep 01, 2003 at 10:28:57PM +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
> 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,
> really...

Right, it mostly means that their name contains non-ASCII letters.


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