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Bug#241333: Mandate UTF-8 for changelog files

On Sat, Jul 05, 2008 at 03:18:31PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Changing all changelog files in the archive to UTF-8 is already complete,
> so this change will catch Policy up with current reality.  Seconds?

> diff --git a/policy.sgml b/policy.sgml
> index 24c9072..9e7e1fb 100644
> --- a/policy.sgml
> +++ b/policy.sgml
> @@ -1473,10 +1473,6 @@
>  	</p>
>          <p>
> -          
> -        </p>
> -
> -        <p>
>            The format of the <file>debian/changelog</file> allows the
>  	  package building tools to discover which version of the package
>  	  is being built and find out other release-specific information.
> @@ -1582,6 +1578,10 @@
>  	</p>
>  	<p>
> +	  The entire changelog must be encoded in UTF-8.
> +	</p>
> +
> +	<p>
>  	  For more information on placement of the changelog files
>  	  within binary packages, please see <ref id="changelogs">.
>  	</p>

This drops the hyperlink for UTF-8 pointing to the RFC; I don't think the
fact that UTF-8 is now pervasive has made this irrelevant.  (That is, I
don't know how relevant it was in the first place, but if it was relevant
before, why isn't it relevant now?)

Also drops the footnote explaining how to check the encoding, which seems
to me like a good idea to have.

Seconded anyway, if you don't think these are issues.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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