Re: [dev] UTF-8 copyright symbol

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 21:50:05 +0100

2009/10/22 markus schnalke <>:
> 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 speaks against?

Nothing, but the copyright character will stay, it is less verbose and
the official character for copyright notices.
I'm not concerned that in some exotic setups this character hasn't got
a glyph in the font or isn't part of 7bit ASCII.

Kind regards,
Received on Thu Oct 22 2009 - 20:50:05 UTC

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