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

On Mon, Sep 01, 2003 at 10:37:32PM +0200, Denis Barbier 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.

And that they are unwilling to conform, unlike everyone else. Issues should
be fixed (e.g. by patching the packaging system and whatever else), not
blithely ignored by putting whatever the fuck one wants in the control file.

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