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Re: rawhide report: 20081220 changes

On 12/20/08, Debarshi Ray <debarshi ray gmail com> wrote:
> >>> fontpackages-1.12-1.fc11
>  >>> ------------------------
>  >>> * Fri Dec 19 17:00:00 2008 Nicolas Mailhot <nim at fedoraproject dot org>
>  >>> - 1.12-1
>  >>> ☺ Add another macro to allow building fontconfig without cycling
>  >> Please stop doing this. Just use "*" or "-" like everyone else. Adding
>  >> these UTF8 characters adds no value whatsoever.
> > That being said I think that for compatibility it would be better to
>  > stick to ascii if possible, not all mailer understand utf8.
>  >
>  > In the end I think tha this should be left to the packager.
> Very pedantically speaking, the guideline does not allow it:
>  https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#Changelogs

If only ASCII is allowed, a lot of people will not have the
possibility to have their names spelled correctly, with proper accents
or umlauts, in Changelogs.

For this very reason, we treat all GNOME ChangeLogs as UTF-8. IMHO,
that may make sense in Fedora ChangeLog guidelines as well.


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