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

From: Jose E. Marchesi
Subject: Re: [gnu.org #1363250] ASCII maintain.txt is no longer ASCII
Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2019 18:29:22 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

    >     So, please, could maintain.txt and maintain.info be coded again in 
    >     (as advertised) for maximum compatibility with UTF-8 and 8-bit
    >     terminals? Thanks.
    > 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.
    IMHO, the problem is clear. Using multibyte UTF-8 characters where
    ASCII suffices, inconveniences all users lacking an UTF-8 capable
    machine or software.

    Moreover, what is the advantage of multibyte UTF-8 quotes for users
    with UTF-8 capable screens? They make the text easier to understand or

FWIW, I agree with Antonio.  If using multibyte characters is an
inconvenience for some, why not changing the documents to use single
byte quotes instead?
The documents in question contain no mathematics, parts written in
non-latin languages, nor other stuff requiring multibyte characters to
be intelligible.

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