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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: Sat, 02 Mar 2019 11:30:00 -0500
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On Sat, Mar 02, 2019 at 03:44:51 -0500, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
> Mike Gerwitz mentions that it is intentional that the GCS etc should
> be using UTF-8, not 7-bit ASCII.  So it definitly should not use 7-bit
> ASCII quotes in that setting.

It's possible that rms just forwarded Eli's patch because it fixed a
problem, without considering whether a UTF-8 character should have been
added in the first place.  I don't know, and I don't want to speculate;
I CC'd him.

I'm not expressing a personal opinion one way or another with regards to
whether we ought to have UTF-8 characters in maintain.texi; I'm merely
stating _why_ it is this way.

> Lets not make hasty random changes, specially when this one was very
> explicit.  Lets take the time to understand the problem first, and
> then find a solution.

Mike Gerwitz
Free Software Hacker+Activist | GNU Maintainer & Volunteer
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