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

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Thu Mar 6 04:23:24 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-03-05 at 21:26 +0200, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> 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.
So do I.

> > 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.
Neither do I.

>   Dunno if this is what you meant.
What I meant was, to allow people to install packages using their "real"
non-ASCII file names (e.g. yum install écollier-fonts).

As these people had proposed using installer GUIs, I had been referring
to GUI-tools in the sentence above.


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