Re: [dev] UTF-8 copyright symbol

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 16:56:30 -0400

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 09:50:05PM +0100, Anselm R Garbe wrote:
>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.

Well, that was decisive and clear. But don't try to spoil our
flame war.

Kris Maglione
Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not
tried it.
	--Donald Knuth
Received on Thu Oct 22 2009 - 20:56:30 UTC

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