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[Bug-gnulib] what encodings should be used in gnulib source files?

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: [Bug-gnulib] what encodings should be used in gnulib source files?
Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2004 17:33:42 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

I noticed that a couple of gnulib files (diacrit.c, strverscmp.c) use
ISO 8859-1 encodings.  For source files, some gnulib-using packages
seem to prefer UTF-8, others iso-2022-7bit, others Ascii.

Any objections if I turn these files into Ascii?  The only usages here
are contributors' names.

Also, I notice that lib/ChangeLog uses utf-8 and m4/ChangeLog uses
ISO-8859-1 (I think -- it confuses Emacs, whatever it is).  OK to
standardize on utf-8 here?  I would put a "coding:" entry at the
bottom, for Emacs's sake.  The other possibilities would be ASCII
and/or iso-2022-7bit.

If some people use pre-21.3 versions of Emacs then utf-8 wouldn't be
that suitable: ascii's probably the way to go.

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