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Re: Policty question - encoding to use in git repository?

From: Ivan Kanis
Subject: Re: Policty question - encoding to use in git repository?
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:22:13 +0100
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February, 17 at 10:29 Eric S. Raymond wrote:

> While continuing to try to identify correct deletion points for attic
> files, I have run across a minor problem: Latin-1 characters in
> Changelog files.  I have seen two, c-cedilla and something I can't 
> identify that renders as a backtick.  There may be more.  I can fix
> them up.
> I request a policy decision about what encoding the repository
> content should use.  I see three reasonable choices:
> * Leave Latin-1 in place.
> * Transcode to UTF-8. (I favor this as the best long-term solution.)
> * Transcode to ASCII approximations - easy in the two cases I've
>   found so far.

Transcode to UTF-8 would be best I think.
A faith is something you die for; a doctrine is something you kill
for: there is all the difference in the world.
    -- Tony Benn

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