Re: make dpkg-buildpackage default locale UTF-8
- Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2017 18:20:39 +0000
- From: Ivan Shmakov <ivan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: make dpkg-buildpackage default locale UTF-8
>>>>> Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans@xxxxxxx> writes:
> Package: dpkg-dev
> More and more packages are adding unicode files
I assume you mean “UTF-8 filenames” here (per below), right?
> as unicode support has become more reliable and available.
What are the use cases for such filenames?
FWIW, I more than just occasionally use Debian in environments
with fonts lacking good (as in: ≥ 90%) Unicode, or even BMP,
coverage. (Specifically, I’m for the most part interested in
Latin-1, -3, and Cyrillic characters only.)
Do you suggest that there’re filenames in Debian packages that
cannot be rendered in such environments? If so, that’d
certainly be a nuisance for me.
> 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).
FSF associate member #7257 np. Fear of the Dark — Iron Maiden B6A0 230E 334A