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Re: make dpkg-buildpackage default locale UTF-8

Hans-Christoph Steiner writes ("make dpkg-buildpackage default locale UTF-8"):
> More and more packages are adding unicode files as unicode support has
> become more reliable and available.  The package building process is not
> guaranteed to happen in a unicode locale since the Debian default locale
> is LC_ALL=C, which is ASCII not UTF-8.  Reading UTF-8 filenames when the
> system is using ASCII causes errors (Python makes them very visible, for
> example).

I think this is a bug in Python.  The default "C" locale should be
just-send-8 for filenames and data.