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Re: RPM submission script



On Fri, 07 Nov 2003 20:30:00 -0500, seth vidal wrote:

> On Fri, 2003-11-07 at 19:18, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > so mandating utf-8 is great, if you also do it in rpm spec files, and
> > > filenames, etc, etc, etc.
> > 
> > Linux filenames are utf-8 and defined that way. Gives the nautilus people
> > something to do ;)
> > 
> 
> and yet if you look at packages from europe you often find file names
> that are not.

It's sort of a virus, e.g. in Germany. One of the first things the average
user does after a distribution upgrade is to edit /etc/sysconfig/i18n and
change from UTF-8 to @euro or ISO 8859-1. The reason is that the effects
of this change are not understood. It just "seems to work" with old
Latin-1 file names, file contents and non-Unicode-aware applications.

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