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Bug#264017: xfonts-base: don't hard-code iso8859-1 in short aliases, eg "fixed"

Package: xfonts-base
Version: 4.3.0.dfsg.1-6
Severity: wishlist

The traditional short font aliases such as "fixed" hard-code the iso8859-1
encoding.  Thus, applications that use these aliases don't work in non
iso-8859-1 locales.  If the aliases were changed to use a * for the
encoding, they would be useful in these locales.

I realize there may be tradition or robustness rationales for leaving the
encoding hard-coded, so I understand if you cannot take this suggestion.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.7-1-686
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8

Versions of packages xfonts-base depends on:
ii  xutils                    4.3.0.dfsg.1-6 X Window System utility programs

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