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

On Tue, Sep 02, 2003 at 05:48:27AM +0200, Martin Godisch wrote:
> > > 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?
> I had no problems reading mbc descriptions with dpkg and apt so far. Is
> there some special test I should do?

Your proposal says "the control fields". Description is just one, what about
all the others? (If it was your intent to only do this for descriptions, why
doesn't the proposal say so?)

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