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Re: svn commit: r9636 - trunk

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-05-12 19:51:00 CEST

Ben Reser <ben@reser.org> writes:
> 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.

No big deal. So they'll see a few chars of garbage -- it won't be the
first time that's happened to them, surely :-).

This project has contributors from all over the world; it seems
reasonable to me that we use an encoding that can handle their names.

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