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Re: make dpkg-buildpackage default locale UTF-8




+1 to setting UTF-8 as default.

Some Java packages that I worked with contain source files with symbols not recognized by compilers unless the encoding is set to UTF-8. Mostly these symbols are a copyright sign "©" apprearing in the license section, occasionally CJK letters in the author names. This change to dpkg should be able to solve the problem conveniently.

Hans-Christoph Steiner 於 2017/9/1 下午4:23 寫道:
> Package: dpkg-dev
>
> 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).
>
> mbiebl, youpi, wRAR, bunk, and I had a discussion in #debian-devel.  It
> looks like setting the default locale to C.UTF-8 in dpkg-buildpackage is
> an easy way to improve this situation a lot.  Any package that needs an
> encoding besides UTF-8 could always set it by adding something like this
> to debian/rules:
>
>   export LC_ALL = C
>
> Setting C.UTF-8 as the global default in Debian would be the best
> solution to this and many other issues, but that's a much much larger
> project:
> https://sourceware.org/glibc/wiki/Proposals/C.UTF-8
>


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