[Slackbuilds-users] Bad character in snappy.info

Didier Spaier didier at slint.fr
Wed Jun 9 12:55:48 UTC 2021


Le 09/06/2021 à 14:00, Christoph Willing a écrit :
> While working on updating HooRex for python 3, I discovered that in 
> development/snappy/snappy.info, there is an errant character in the 
> MAINTAINER field. Could someone fix please?
> To see the resulting error when reading that file in python, run the 
> following python script in the development/snappy directory:
> #!/usr/bin/env python3
> with open('snappy.info', 'r') as f:
>       txt = f.read()

The second character of the maintainer's first name : "Mário" is a LATIN 
LETTER A WITH ACUTE according to UNICODE, in an UTF-8 encoding (U+00DE1 
or á).

Which leads to a request. In  http://slackbuilds.org/guidelines/ it is 

"It's recommended to use plain ASCII for all files that are being 
submitted to

However, most languages use characters outside of the ASCII set. Why not 
  an UTF-8 encoding, in which all maintainers names can be properly written?


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