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Re: RFC: Description text in packages

Matthias Clasen wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-12-16 at 21:21 +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
>> We expect you to convert this syntax to correct plain text in UTF-8
>> encoding before publication by Fedora. This is the common ground all our
>> package manipulating tools understand and there is no way we're going to
>> teach them some other markup just because you can't find some UTF-8
>> symbol in your layout.
>> If you can't write UTF-8 bullets, and can't be bothered to launch
>> something like gucharmap, use a sed of awk or whatever converter on your
>> spec files before pushing them Fedora-side, don't ask others to add code
>> to many tools to workaround your problems.
> So how does using untypable unicode bullets magically tell PackageKit
> that this is part of a list ? And which of the many bullet-like
> characters in Unicode do you want to bless for this ?

Well, U+2022 BULLET is the clear winner.


> If you ask me, something very simple like
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markdown is best for situations like this
> where you want to include light markup into text without letting the
> markup totally overwhelm the surrounding document.

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