RFC: Description text in packages

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
Mon Dec 15 18:42:19 UTC 2008

Le lundi 15 décembre 2008 à 13:34 -0500, Matthias Clasen a écrit :
> On Mon, 2008-12-15 at 19:18 +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> > Red Hat didn't choose UTF-8 over ASCII just to annoy ASCII users. UTF-8
> > brings very desirable text features. Letting the ASCII crowd mandate
> > avoiding the use of non-ASCII UTF-8 negates the original encoding change
> > decision, and brings back the stupid brittle transcoding hacks that
> > UTF-8 was supposed to eliminate (as the OP message clearly shows).
> When we are talking about paragraph boundaries and lists, that leaves
> the area of 'transcoding hacks' and enters the realm or markup. 

This part is not “transcoding hacks”, it's letting paragraphs flow
naturally instead of forcing 79-column lines and then eating all the LFs
(including paragraph breaks) at yum/pk time in an effort to stitch the
bits back together.

Nicolas Mailhot
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