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Bug#701081: debian-policy: mandate an encoding for filenames in binary packages

On Tue, Mar 05, 2013 at 12:06:06AM +0000, Roger Leigh wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 02, 2013 at 01:24:55PM +0100, Bill Allombert wrote:
> > I would like to see examples of UTF-8 filenames in source packages that are
> > not bugs and do not cause issues with some users before allowing them in
> > policy.  Policy still allow to use non utf-8 locales.

Hu I meant binary packages.

> We have defaulted to UTF-8 locales for over a decade now.  Unless
> there are compelling reasons not to use UTF-8 locales, maybe we
> could perhaps consider retiring them and having everything be
> UTF-8 by default at this point. 

My understanding is that we are supporting some character set that are still not 
included in unicode.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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