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SubjectRe: OT: character encodings (was: Linux 2.6.20-rc4)

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

My compose key is hot now...

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 <>

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