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Re: UTF-8 cleanliness

On Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 05:02:22PM +0100, Jonathan Perkin wrote:
> Is it assumed that any part of pkgsrc can contain characters that are
> not UTF-8 clean?
> There are a number of places where this is always going to be the
> case, for example some of the aspell-* packages install specific
> language files, and some DESCR files contain author names.
> Is there any reason why a package name couldn't?  Would we ever want
> it to?  Same for anything else that might be meaningfully used.
> Ideally we'd have some documentation which is explicit about what
> formats are supported in various parts of the infrastructure, but I've
> not found much.

I think most of these files are fully our under our control and we can
just define they should be proper UTF-8.

I can only think of the PLISTs where this might not be true.
(Either the fixed ones, or the generated ones.)

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