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Re: 8bit characters in files in Debian packages

On Thu, 31 Mar 2011, Bill Allombert wrote:
> So this raises two issues:
> 1) should non-7bit characters in filenames be allowed

Yes, I don't see a good reason to forbid them. In particular when we are
in an international environment and we are targetting full localization.

> 2) if yes whould we require the filename to be in a correct UTF-8 encoding ?

I think it would be good, yes. We have standardized on UTF-8 for almost
everything and we should do the same for filenames.

Is there no lintian check covering this?

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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