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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.

"Real programmers don't comment their code.  If it was hard to write,
it should be hard to understand."
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
1024R/C7261095 print CB D9 F4 12 68 07 E4 05  CC 2D 27 12 1D F5 E8 6E
1024D/BF24424C print 4966 F272 D093 B493 410B  924B 21BA DABB BF24 424C

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