Re: [dev] UTF-8 copyright symbol

From: Jacob Todd <>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 15:52:40 +0000

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 09:40:13PM +0200, markus schnalke wrote:
> Dwm, surf, and probably more suckless projects contain the copyright
> symbol as UTF-8 character. In most cases, if not always, it is the only
> non-ASCII character in those files.
> I suggest to replace it with ``Copyright'' or ``Copyright (c)''.
> (``(c)'' alone is not enough from the lawyer POV, AFAIK.)
> Although most modern software can deal with UTF-8 chars, why use them
> when not necessary? In this case, we'll not lose anything but may avoid
> problems.
What 'problems'? I think that the is necessary, as it shows the copyright
notice, and it's a lot shorter than writing our 'copyright (c) blah'.

> What speaks against?
> meillo

Jake Todd
// If it isn't broke, tweak it!

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