Re: [PATCH] update to version 0.03

From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Fri Jun 08 2007 - 14:43:44 EST

On Jun 8 2007 18:39, Adrian Bunk wrote:
>> > >>> Does the console handle it correctly during boot?
>> Yes

That's most likely because printk() handles neither special chars nor
special fun (like ANSI color and movement codes). Hence, we should be
safe should there be spurious utf8 output on the console (which is
most likely 8-bit before userspace switches it to utf-8).

>I'm simply saying that allowing UTF-8 in MODULE_AUTHOR and printk's as
>you want to can have unwanted effects.
>And I gave modinfo as an example for a tool that is not yet able to
>handle UTF-8 correctly in all cases.
>In my opinion, it's not worth the hassle to allow UTF-8 there.
>Feel free to disagree.
>> > So, we had some ISO8859-1 and some UTF-8 in there already. (And as for
>> > MODULE_AUTHOR, it should stay there - 'fix' modinfo instead.)

(Well, and convert all the MODULE_AUTHORs to utf-8)

>> Using UTF-8 not 8859-1 for consistency is sensible, especially as 8859-1
>> is obsolete and effectively useless now (although I guess much of the
>> '8859-1' in the kernel is 1:1 with 8859-15, which isn't so obsolete but
>> is just as useless)
>Agreed, if we allow a non-ASCII charset, it should be UTF-8.

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