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

Russ Allbery wrote:

>                                 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.

This.  Among the examples listed the only one I found convincing was


For test cases, it seems more sensible to just use a tarball, since
restricting oneself to UTF-8 filenames hurts test coverage in the same
way as sticking to ASCII.  But naming files after real entities (like
Certinomis) is both harmless and a good application of a universal
character encoding.

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