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Re: Helpfiles again (was Re: modify functions hierarchy (was: etc.))
On Mon, 25 Nov 2013 08:56:31 -0800
Bart Schaefer <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Nov 25, 3:49pm, Peter Stephenson wrote:
> } > (1) Completion/Unix/Command/_systemd: line 3, name of the author.
> } > The character is an 'e' with accent (in latin1 encoding, i.e., ISO8859-1).
> } Hmmm.... might be safer to fudge it as "e'". There's not really any
> } need for non-ASCII characters in functions. (Or simply convert to
> } UTF-8 but I think the simpler the better.)
> Output of "file **/*(.) | egrep 'UTF|ISO' :
> ChangeLog: UTF-8 Unicode English text
I think that's OK. If we don't need to process a file using a tool
that's worried about locales we get away with it. I don't see any point
in forbidding UTF-8 in text files.
> Completion/BSD/Command/_portaudit: ISO-8859 English text
> Completion/Unix/Command/_cdrdao: UTF-8 Unicode English text
> Completion/Unix/Command/_git: UTF-8 Unicode English text
> Completion/Unix/Command/_growisofs: UTF-8 Unicode English text
Probably safest to make these ASCII; none of the non-ASCII characters
are actually needed. The big one here is _git which has a lot of
non-ASCII quotes and "...", but they're not actually necessary, even for
readability (they're all quotes / ellipses with an ASCII lookalike), so
I don't think that's a real loss.
> Etc/ChangeLog-3.0: ISO-8859 English text
> LICENCE: ISO-8859 English text
> Src/module.c: ISO-8859 C program text
> Src/Modules/clone.c: ISO-8859 C program text
> Src/Modules/example.c: ISO-8859 C program text
Should be UTF-8 for consistency, I think. We'd know by now if a
compiler cared about non-ASCII characters.
> Test/A05execution.ztst: ISO-8859 text
> Test/D02glob.ztst: ISO-8859 text
> Test/D07multibyte.ztst: UTF-8 Unicode English text
> Test/V07pcre.ztst: UTF-8 Unicode English text
These are all deliberate: either multibyte tests, or single bytes with
the top bit set, so I think they're OK. Certainly they're being
Shout if you're unhappy or I'll do it tomorrow (UK time).
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