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

From: Mike Gerwitz
Subject: Re: [gnu.org #1363250] ASCII maintain.txt is no longer ASCII
Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2019 21:08:24 -0500
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On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 05:14:51 -0500, Therese Godefroy via RT wrote:
> On Mon Feb 25 11:25:23 2019, address@hidden wrote:
>> 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.

For the record: maintain.texi was explicitly patched to specify UTF-8 as
the encoding (after the introduction of UTF-8 chars):


Mike Gerwitz
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