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Re: utf-8 encoding when building



On Tue, 2005-06-14 at 13:37 -0700, Karsten Wade wrote: 
> This is a status update about some encoding issues we have had building
> and serving Fedora Core documents.
> 
> This came to a head recently because the release notes I built were
> utf-8 encoded but fedora.redhat.com was not specifying that in the
> <meta> tag, so the pages were being served as ISO-8859-1 (Apache
> default, iirc) and had funny characters.
> 
> Today we adjusted the page templates to use UTF-8, which removes all the
> ugly characters for those docs, and introduces a few character problems
> in docs built using other character sets.
> 
> Examples of the latter are the Stateless Linux Tutorial and the Apache
> SELinux doc.  The problem there is not as visually acute, and I can
> rebuild them with a UTF-8 envar and see if that fixes stuff.

What are the problems with the Stateless Linux tutorial?  I can't think
of anywhere that I used anything beyond the boring ASCII 7-bit range
there.

> 
> I'm not sure what we are going to do about all this, but my feeling is
> that we should *start* from wherever the Fedora Core default is.  If
> that is UTF-8, that's what we should be using as a baseline.
> 
> - Karsten
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