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[gnu.org #1363250] ASCII maintain.txt is no longer ASCII

From: Therese Godefroy via RT
Subject: [gnu.org #1363250] ASCII maintain.txt is no longer ASCII
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2019 05:14:51 -0500

On Mon Feb 25 11:25:23 2019, address@hidden wrote:
> Hello.
> I have noticed that maintain.txt and maintain.info[1] are no longer in 
> ASCII, but in UTF-8. In particular they contain lots of easily avoidable 
> UTF-8 quoting characters (single and double quotes) that break 
> displaying them in non-UTF-8 terminals. This is a pity because the main 
> use of such simple formats is to be displayed in simple terminals.
> Given that there is just one letter out of the ASCII range in 
> maintain.{txt,info} (the 'é' in 'risqué'), could it be possible to keep 
> these files as pure ASCII? Thanks.
> [1] http://www.gnu.org/prep/maintain/
> Best regards,
> Antonio.

Hello Antonio,

Thanks for your bug report. I'm transferring it to
<address@hidden>. The archive of this list are at

Best regards,

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