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Re: RFC: Description text in packages



Nikolay Vladimirov <nikolay vladimiroff com> wrote:
> 2008/12/16 Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas mailhot laposte net>:
> > Le mardi 16 décembre 2008 à 19:32 +0200, Muayyad AlSadi a écrit :
> >> >  Currently, I'm opposed to having a Guideline that mandates UTF-8 over ASCII.
> >> +1
> >>
> >> please just "" or ''
> >> the use of UTF-8 fancy quotations should be done by the renderer
> >
> > No it should not. This is the road to incompatible software and piles of
> > quirks (as in, everyone just has to edit text in Microsoft word because
> > input and rendering logic has been implemented there instead of a
> > generic standard encoding level)
> 
> >> >  Currently, I'm opposed to having a Guideline that mandates UTF-8 over ASCII.
> +1
> 
> It's not piles of quirks it's a simple parser.
> Take wiki syntax for example. All wikis(i know) rely on simple syntax
> that uses ASCII characters to display somewhat structured and
> formatted content.

I know three (moin-moin, twiki, and trac), and they use very different
syntaxes, with wildly different ranges of features. /That/ is the kind of
problem being hinted at above.
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