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Re: Apology to german users required in the release notes

* Thomas Bushnell BSG (tb@becket.net) [040831 12:55]:
> Helge Kreutzmann <kreutzm@itp.uni-hannover.de> writes:
> > The Debian Project apologies for the unfortunate german quoting on the
> > command line interface. A solution is worked on, but unfortunately
> > hasn't made it into Sarge. As a workaround, switching to a UTF-8 based
> > locale will avoid the problem.

> Um, why not simply say that UTF-8 is required for the German locale?
> It's hardly a workaround--it seems to me that we should encourage
> UTF-8 wherever we can.  So we do support German, we even support it
> correctly, with correct quoting, and the way to get it is to turn on
> the UTF-8 based locale.

In my opinion, this is a regression. Non-utf-8 did work before, and if
we break it, it's a regression. And, if we cannot fix a regression, we
should apologies for that.

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