[MPlayer-dev-eng] [RFC] Use utf-8 for all source files?

Rich Felker dalias at aerifal.cx
Wed Feb 28 21:21:30 CET 2007

On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 11:24:52AM +0100, Nico Sabbi wrote:
> Zuxy Meng wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >Currently most source files with 8-bit letters are latin1 encoded, but
> >by default mplayer actually use UTF-8 as its internal representation;
> >the result is that under certain locale, some authors' names (such as
> >Reimar's) are displayed with ?. Maybe we can run a 'iconv' over all
> >such files?
> >
> not knowing how those hellish encodings work I have an instinctual hate
> for everything that is not us-ascii, although I admit it's irrational 
> and based on
> my nightmarish experiences.
> Anyway, I'd like to keep source files as easy to handle as possible;
> is this change really worth doing just to see accented letters? can't we 
> keep us-ascii?

It's not a change except for fixing the latin1 crap to be valid utf-8.


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