Re: Updating our list of GNOME contributors

On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 12:01:28AM +0100, Vincent Untz wrote:
> Le mardi 06 mars 2007, ? 17:31, Behdad Esfahbod a ?crit :
> > On Tue, 2007-03-06 at 22:31 +0100, Vincent Untz wrote:
> > > It'd be great to have the non-ascii characters in hexa, so for example:
> > > "Mariano Su\xc3\xa1rez-Alvarez" instead of "Mariano Su?rez-Alvarez".
> > 
> > Any reason for hex encoding?  That's ugly, and we should handle UTF-8
> > just fine.
> Because it's a C string, and we're not using UTF-8 in our source code, I
> believe. Old policy, or something like this.

It's a good policy. Nothing worse than having someone accidently get
the wrong character encoding and stuff up your source code
completely. It's easier to keep the source 7-bit clean, we don't
type that many names that it is a pain.


Davyd Madeley
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