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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 <jengelh@gmx.de>
>
>
> -`J'
> --

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

Ken
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