Re: [dev] UTF-8 copyright symbol

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 16:39:45 -0400

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 04:17:19PM -0400, Niki Yoshiuchi wrote:
>However, anything that can be done to make the source code for suckless
>projects suck less (in regards to its interactions with software, some of
>which may suck) is a Good Thing.
>Since this change requires no real effort and can slightly improve its
>interactions with other software, why not just do it?

How would it make the software suck less? How would it improve
interactions with other software? No one's even posed a good
case for this causing problems at all. So, in a non-UTF-8 locale
you don't see a copyright sign. In 8859-1, you see ©; what a
nightmare! Seriously, this isn't an issue. People with a UTF-8
locale get a nice copyright sign, for everyone else, the legal
validity is the same. If they don't like it, they can piss off,
or read up on how to turn on a UTF-8 locale.

Kris Maglione
It is practically impossible to teach good programming style to
students that have had prior exposure to Basic; as potential
programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.
	--Edsger W. Dijkstra
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