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Re: make dpkg-buildpackage default locale UTF-8

]] Ivan Shmakov 

> >>>>> Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@xxxxxx> writes:
> >>>>> Ivan Shmakov
> >>>>> 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?
>  > Accurate representation of what they contain.  wnorwegian contains a
>  > file «bokmål» which is the word list for the form of Norwegian known
>  > as bokmål.  There's a convenience link between it and bokmaal so that
>  > people without Norwegian keyboard (or without compose keys) can type
>  > it too, but the canonical name is bokmål, not bokmaal.
> 	It does indeed seem natural, when it comes to packages providing
> 	support for a specific language, to use filenames in that same
> 	language; I’m not going to strongly object to that.  However,
> 	I’d like to note that other wordlist packages appear to stick to
> 	English (and ASCII) filenames.  For instance, wfrench uses
> 	‘french’ (instead of français) and witalian uses ‘italian’
> 	(instead of italiano.)

Since Norwegian has two forms of the language, we ship two wordlists.  I
could have gone with «/usr/share/dict/norwegian - New Norwegian» and
«/usr/share/dict/norwegian - book tongue», but I suspect that'd be
considered less helpful than just using bokmål and nynorsk.

> 	I’m still curious, are there any other uses in the archive
> 	beside the above?

There are at least some files in the ca-certificate package that have
non-ASCII names, presumably since the CAs have non-ASCII names.

Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are