[Fedora-packaging] Re: UTF-8 package names

Ville Skyttä ville.skytta at iki.fi
Wed Mar 5 19:26:11 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 27 February 2008, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-02-26 at 16:58 -0500, Simo Sorce wrote:

> > If this is really a usability problem I am sure that the proposal to
> > provide an alternate ASCII only name (need rules to determine how you
> > get from non-ASCII to ASCII) is a very good one, even if copy&paste, or
> > other UIs can be used as well.
> In bugzilla, I had proposed the opposite:

Me too.

> Mandate ASCII-only _package names_ (=> ASCII-only file names), but
> additionally allow alternative (utf-8) "Provides" if desired.

This still gets my +1.  I have no problem with fixing infrastructure for more 
UTF-8 awareness though.

> This would allow GUI tools to display these utf-names, while it would
> help keep things simple for command-line tools.

I can't think of a use case where it would be desirable for GUI tools to 
display anything else but the package's real name as its name.  Dunno if this 
is what you meant.

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