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

Bill Allombert <Bill.Allombert@math.u-bordeaux1.fr> writes:
> On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 03:13:04PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:

>> 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.

This discussion isn't about translations, and I don't agree that they're
relevant to this decision.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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