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Re: "coding: utf-8" emacs local variable in ChangeLog (?)
> Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2009 11:22:53 +0100 (CET)
> From: Mark Kettenis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> CC: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
> Well, I disagree. I think it was a mistake. UTF-8 support is not
> universally available.
Any specific examples?
> I can see why Ludovic wants to have his name spelled properly, but
> he should realize it'll look like "Ludovic Court?\203?is" to many
Not if they use Emacs.
> I think we should keep our source files as 7-bit ASCII (with the
> possible exception of the files maintained by the translation
> teams), Developers should use a transliteration for their names,
> just like all deveopers from countries in east-asia or the former
> (current?) Russian empire seem to do.
I doubt if you can get that agreed to by many people who live in the
Latin locales. (But if you succeed, I won't mind going back to ASCII,
Also note that leaving the encoding unspecified will almost always
produce incorrect display if someone uses non-ASCII characters, while
specifying the encoding at least does TRT in Emacs.