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Re: [RFC/PATCH] commit messages not 8-bit compatible

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2002-05-30 01:45:57 CEST

On Wed, 2002-05-29 at 19:29, Greg Stein wrote:
> Of course it applies to log messages. You want to be able to extract exactly
> what you put in. That implies that a consistent and uniform character set is
> chosen.

> As I said elsewhere, we decided on UTF-8 for text for everything a long long
> time ago. We wanted to absolutely avoid all this character set nonsense. So
> picking *one* character set (which is theoretically a superset of all
> others) is nice. It helps all users of the libraries.

I can't tell whether you're advocating the approach taken by Marcus
(where we translate from UTF-8 to the local character set whenever we
interact with the system) or not. We don't "avoid all this character
set nonsense" if we do the translation, but not doing it means users'
tools must all use UTF-8 (including all tools which interact with
pathnames in the working directory).

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