[MPlayer-dev-eng] [RFC] Use utf-8 for all source files?
diego at biurrun.de
Mon Mar 12 18:22:28 CET 2007
On Mon, Mar 12, 2007 at 06:12:35PM +0200, Uoti Urpala wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-03-12 at 16:53 +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 06:52:22PM +0800, Zuxy Meng wrote:
> > > 2007/2/28, Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de>:
> > > >What source files are affected? The idea is really that all sources
> > > >should be ASCII and all the rest UTF-8. I think this is the decision we
> > > >came to when discussing this some time ago because some (legacy?)
> > > >compilers might possibly choke on UTF-8. latin-1 is bad, this needs to
> > > >be fixed in any case.
> I see no problem with using some utf-8 in comments for author names and
> such. Compilers shouldn't be a problem; if they haven't choked on
> latin-1 they should not choke on utf-8 (as latin-1 allows MORE byte
> sequences than valid utf-8). And compilers which have problems with
> non-ascii could not compile the current translation files.
I don't remember the details, this was discussed a long time ago. Does
anybody remember the reasons? Rich?
I wouldn't mind going UTF-8-only, but clearly latin-1 is bad.
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