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Re: svn commit: r9636 - trunk

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: 2004-05-12 08:20:54 CEST

On Thu, May 06, 2004 at 12:05:54PM -0500, kfogel@tigris.org wrote:
> Author: kfogel
> Date: Thu May 6 12:05:54 2004
> New Revision: 9636
> Modified:
> Log:
> * COMMITTERS: Convert to UTF-8 so everybody's name can be represented.
> Put a 'utf-8' coding marker in local variables list for Emacs.
> (Other editors may have similar magic, if so, please add.)

I'm not sure I'm fond of this change. I understand that it was a
solution to an encoding difficutly with people's names. But now we have
a file that to many people using software that doesn't support UTF-8
that appears to contain garbage in it...

A big problem with changing encodings to text files that many people
will reading in a terminal is that *MOST* terminals still don't support
UTF-8. The ones that do don't do it well.

Ben Reser <ben@reser.org>
"Conscience is the inner voice which warns us somebody may be looking."
- H.L. Mencken
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