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

On Sat, Mar 09, 2013 at 10:51:45AM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> tag 701081 patch
> thanks
> Dear all,
> I think that it emerges from the discussion that there are good uses of
> Unicode, and that somebody would need to step up and ensure that a dozen of
> packages are corrected if we were to restrict further the encoding of file
> names.  Moreover, there seems to be a good self-discipline, and Unicode is
> not used in paths that are central on non-Unicode systems.

I have yet to see any good use of 8bit finename in Debian binary packages.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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