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    SubjectRe: OT: character encodings (was: Linux 2.6.20-rc4)
    On Mon, Jan 08, 2007 at 09:17:06PM +0100, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
    > On Jan 8 2007 02:22, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
    > >On Jan 7 2007 22:30, Alan wrote:
    > >>
    > >>> >The kernel maintainers/help/config pretty consistently use UTF8
    > >>>
    > >>> I've seen a lot of places that don't do so. Want a patch?
    > >>
    > >>I think that would be a good idea - and add it to the coding/docs specs
    > >>that documentation is UTF-8. Code should IMHO say 7bit though.
    > Most memorable issues:
    > * "don<decimal-180>t" (standalone accent aigu) rather than "don't" (apostrophe)
    > * "<decimal-160>", non breaking spaces
    > * cp437 encoding in some files (heh, heh, DOS!)
    > * iso8859-1/utf-8 mixed in some files
    Looks nicely done, but I query the postal address changes in
    Documentation/cdrom/sbpcd - that seems to be a change of address
    (without anything to explain it). Everything else seems to be just
    character-set conversion or the occasional translation of comments
    into English. (And no, I didn't attempt to review the character-set
    changes, even it there is an occasional error it will be better than
    where we are now, and easy to patch.)
    > My compose key is hot now...
    I prefer the AltGr dead keys in X (they seem to work more reliably
    for me), but I guess I'm straying OT.
    > None of you people screw that patch with your buggy MUAs! I'll pack
    > it up into a .bz2 to get it marked as application/octet-stream to
    > not even give your MUA the chance to. ;-) [and because it's 221 K
    > uncompressed and I am not sure if splitting it up makes much sense for
    > such 'trivial' changes, or not?]
    > Signed-off-by: Jan Engelhardt <>
    > -`J'
    > --

    Thanks for doing this, I hope it wasn't in vain.

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