Re: Git and --signoff, UTF-8

Le samedi 04 avril 2009 à 18:43 +0100, Simos a écrit :
> There are two issues that came up at gnome-i18n and are unclear regarding git.
> It would be good to get a position on this and I'll document for the GTP.
> 1. Do translation commits require to have a --signoff?
> At the moment there is no git config option to automatically signoff
> a commit, and this would make it slightly cumbersome for translators
> to add manually.
> 2. What is the issue regarding UTF-8 in commit messages?
> This is mostly an issue with names of people.
> At first the reaction would be to simply use ASCII characters.
> However, with git and git-send-e-mail, there will eventually be
> non-ASCII person names
> in commit messages.
> For this, it might be good to have an overall policy for UTF-8, and
> add to the documentation
> something like
> git config --global format.headers "Content-Type: text/plain; charset=\"utf-8\""
> Then, the policy could be either to refrain from using UTF-8 if it can
> be avoided or use UTF-8 at will.

git seems to consider all commit metadata as UTF-8. See the discussion
at the end of

I think it's time to consider UTF-8 to be the default text encoding on
our platform.


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