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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Claim maintainership for block2mtd and update email addresses
On Wed, Jan 09, 2008 at 12:23:24AM +0100, Guennadi Liakhovetski wrote:

>On Tue, 8 Jan 2008, Jörn Engel wrote:
>
>> I'm happy if people spend effort and make unicode work. Until then I'll
>> semi-officially change my name to "Joern" and keep collecting unusual
>> specimens.
>
>Just wondering - nothing personal at all. What's the official plan for
>this - do we want (when utf8 works) to use utf8 codes for symbols only for
>languages mostly based on ASCII, like iso-8859-15, or for all?

UTF-8 already works fine in git. There is some support in recent versions
to allow commit messages and users to be specified in other encodings.

I think the issue here is with mailers modifying the encoding of data in
message files.

My reply header should be to Jörn, with a proper 'o' with two dots over it.
By default, my mailer wants to encode the message in iso-8859-1. If I add
a single unicode character, say '‣', then the whole message will get
encoded in UTF-8.

UTF-8 has the advantage of supporting nearly all character sets. The extra
space needed isn't really an issue for usernames or for comment messages.

Dave
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