[PATCH] Converted from utf-8 to us-ascii.

Linus Torvalds torvalds at linux-foundation.org
Sat Dec 24 13:44:31 PST 2011

On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 7:34 AM, Dirk Hohndel <dirk at hohndel.org> wrote:
> I actually prefer utf-8 for documents...

Umm. Sure. Except the UTF8 in this case is *wrong*.

Shell quoting? It doesn't *work* with the crazy double-back-quote
utf-8 character. Putting it into documentation is *wrong*.

And that character in the word "it's"? It's not supposed to be a
right-side quote mark either - it's supposed to be an apostrophe.

And quoting device names using a mixture of forward-quotes and
back-quotes just looks wrong with most fonts. Especially when it isn't
even done consistently (look one line down).

So using utf8 is fine. Using utf-8 *wrong* is not fine. Somebody
involved seems to have an editor that does a truly *crappy* job of
using random single- and double-quote characters.

As far as I can tell the patch fixes pure bugs - it's not even about
utf8 vs ASCII, it's about "wrong" and "right".


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