Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 159580
non utf-8 changelog
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:07 EST
Description of problem:
The changelog of this package (in the .spec file) has content
not in utf-8 format.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
The ChangeLog has 7 years of history. It was never assumed to be UTF-8
or even to be in a single encoding. What leads you to believe it would
be that way ?
I hardly see that as a bug, rather an historical fact.
Why not convert it to utf-8, in vi you can do ":w ++enc=utf-8" to get it
You're assuming a single encoding in the file. Suppose I do this, someone else
commit with an accent -> 2 encoding in the files and then it's unrecoverable
Sounds more dangerous than useful. If text files had metadata indicating their
encoding like XML files this would work, but this is not the case, the tools used
to edit them can't guess the encoding, so you have no garantee of maintainability
of that property.
I think you must drop your UTF-8 assumption when file format don't have metadata
indicating their encoding. This just doesn't work.
I think we will stay with the status-quo upstream, sorry :-)