[Reproducible-builds] [PATCH 2/2] DocBook: Use a fixed encoding for output
corbet at lwn.net
Fri Sep 11 19:30:59 UTC 2015
On Tue, 01 Sep 2015 23:49:19 +0100
Ben Hutchings <ben at decadent.org.uk> wrote:
> Currently the encoding of documents generated by DocBook depends on
> the current locale. Make the output reproducible independently of
> the locale, by setting the encoding to UTF-8 (LC_CTYPE=C.UTF-8) by
> preference, or ASCII (LC_CTYPE=C) as a fallback.
I guess I have to ask, though: doesn't it seem that having the docs
produced according to the current locale is the Right Thing to do? Users
have their locale set as it is for a reason, it seems like the production
of textual documents should respect their choice.
Am I missing something here?
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