[Fedora-packaging] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/ASCIINaming amended

Toshio Kuratomi a.badger at gmail.com
Mon Mar 24 03:39:42 UTC 2008

Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-03-23 at 18:25 -0400, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
>> I've made another pass at changing the ASCIINaming draft.
>> To sum it up, I couldn't come up with a good reason for the other
>> "special" characters to ever appear, and if someone ever did come up
>> with a valid reason, well, that's what exceptions (and amending
>> guidelines) are for. Now, only A-Z,a-z,0-9,+-._ are permitted.
>> FPC members, please re-read this one before Tuesday:
>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/ASCIINaming
> I'm no longer in the FPC, but I will say that I like this proposal.  The
> only thing I would change would be to add a suggest when
> translating/transliterating to see what (if any) other distributions
> have done for said package to maintain some sort of consistency when
> upstream refuses to provide one.
I would like to see this addition as well.  My position is that 
transliterating from unicode at the distro level is going to be much 
pain.  The more cross-distro/packagers collaboration there is the less 
of a problem this is.


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