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    SubjectRe: [2.6 patch] UTF-8 fixes in comments
    Willy Tarreau wrote:
    > Is this really needed Adrian ? I mean, everyone reads iso-8859-1, not
    > everyone reads UTF-8.

    "Everyone" who speaks a Western European language, perhaps; and even
    then, mostly because a lot of tools still have a "oh, it's not valid
    UTF-8, guess iso-8859-1" mode. The most common instance of non-ASCII
    characters in Linux kernel code are people's names, and there are plenty
    of names which aren't representable in either ASCII or iso-8859-1.

    The debate on this was years ago, and the consensus was to migrate to
    UTF-8; however, the salient information should be expressed in the ASCII
    character set unless impossible.

    -hpa



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