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

On Mon, Sep 01, 2003 at 11:29:38PM +0200, Denis Barbier wrote:
> > > 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.
> Really?  Then tell us why you fucked up maint-guide-{de,es,ja,pl,ru}
> descriptions.

Because I'm on crack, too. :)

But note the difference between names in Maintainer fields and Description
fields, and also difference between Description: and everything else.

> Anyway I fail to see which problems arise with this proposal, could someone
> enlighten me?

It's too broad. Has anyone tested if the packaging system correctly
processes double-byte information everywhere?

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