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Re: [PATCH] replace 0xA0 to whitespace in plain text files (part 2)

On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 06:33:51PM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Sep 2008, der Mouse wrote:
> > >> Not that I care so much, but are NetBSD supposed to have its files
> > >> in Latin1?  Is that supposed to be the source character set, or
> > >> what?
> > > I think that simply is the practical reality.
> > I agree.
> I think the default should be either ASCII or UTF-8.  Other encodings

I have a dim recollection of someone insisting on having © in the source
files instead of (c).  There was a semi-absurd (well, to be frank,
totally absurd in my eyes) reasoning behind it.  Please, dear Someone,
don't resurrect that discussion.  I believe any other participant or
reader have just ended up rolling their eyes mumbling "whatever".

Personally, I think everything in the source tree should ASCII unless it
is impossible, such as for locale-related files.  In which case, an
encoding which is as friendly as possible to iso-8859-1 terminals would
be preferred.  Not a rule to set in stone though, just a strong advice;
it's no big deal for anyone if a few files have Latin1 characters in

Quentin Garnier - -
"See the look on my face from staying too long in one place
[...] every time the morning breaks I know I'm closer to falling"
KT Tunstall, Saving My Face, Drastic Fantastic, 2007.

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