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Old 02-11-2011, 08:37 AM
Lars Wirzenius
 
Default Make Unicode bugs release critical?

On pe, 2011-02-11 at 10:05 +0100, Vincent Fourmond wrote:
> On 11/02/11 09:52, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > Le vendredi 11 fĂ©vrier 2011 Ă* 09:47 +0100, Adam Borowski a Ă©crit :
> >> I'd say there should be no place in Debian in 2011 for software that can't
> >> do UTF-8, especially if near-identical forks exist.
> >
> > That would make a nice addition to the policy, wouldn’t it?
>
> So long as it is not a MUST, else I have a feeling we'll find many
> many packages RC...
>
> That aside, I agree with this idea.

A release goal or release requirement might be another way of achieving
this.

However, I'm curious: is there a lot of software that is broken with
Unicode, particularly with the UTF-8 encoding? I can't remember anything
much in recent times.

The first Unicode standard was published in 1991. That's twenty years
ago. Any software that processes text at all and is incapable of dealing
with UTF-8 should be considered with extreme suspicion. Making all such
bugs be release critical (which includes the notion that release
managers may ignore the bug in particular cases) sounds like a good way
to get things under control.

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Old 02-11-2011, 09:14 AM
Miroslav Kure
 
Default Make Unicode bugs release critical?

On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 09:37:54AM +0000, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
>
> However, I'm curious: is there a lot of software that is broken with
> Unicode, particularly with the UTF-8 encoding? I can't remember anything
> much in recent times.

Mostly it is just the old stuff like
- eterm, aterm
- elvis
- X tools from the basic package (xman, xmessage, xmore, ...)
- TeX without additional packages

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Old 02-11-2011, 09:33 AM
Andrey Rahmatullin
 
Default Make Unicode bugs release critical?

On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 11:14:42AM +0100, Miroslav Kure wrote:
> > However, I'm curious: is there a lot of software that is broken with
> > Unicode, particularly with the UTF-8 encoding? I can't remember anything
> > much in recent times.
> Mostly it is just the old stuff like
> - eterm, aterm
> - elvis
> - X tools from the basic package (xman, xmessage, xmore, ...)
> - TeX without additional packages
- tr(1)

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