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

On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 03:13:04PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Bill Allombert <Bill.Allombert@math.u-bordeaux1.fr> writes:
> > On Sat, Mar 09, 2013 at 10:51:45AM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> >> 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.
> Many were posted to this thread.  I guess I just disagree with you on
> whether those uses are "good."  For me, allowing the correct spellings of
> words and the correct names of things to be represented in file names is
> important enough to rise to an ethical goal that I would advocate
> adopting.  A pure ASCII stance feels like a very English-centric stance.

Filename are not translatable, so a better mechanism is needed anyway.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

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