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



On Mon, 1 Sep 2003 23:42:38 +0200, Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org> said: 

> On Monday 01 September 2003 23:16, Josip Rodin wrote:
>> 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.

> That's why we need to mandate UTF-8. Only fixing the tools, without
> putting encoding boundaries would be useless.

	You can't change policy in such a way that would make a
 significant number  of packages instantly buggy.  Repeat after me:
 Policy is not a stick to beat developers on the head with.

	Once the tools can handle non ascii7, one could recommend
 utf-8 as the charset. At this pont, the best we can do is ascii.

         
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"Real programmers don't comment their code.  If it was hard to write,
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Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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