Non-ASCII encoding (was: Re: proposed time zone package changes: Brazil; Mauritius; URL fixes)

Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven asmodai at
Tue Jul 1 07:52:44 UTC 2008

-On [20080701 09:30], Martin Jerabek (martin.jerabek at wrote:
>If more non-ASCII characters are going to be included in the tzdata 
>files, I would like to propose to define UTF-8 as the official encoding 
>of the tzdata files.

+1 on that.

>For example, the letter "r" in my surname should really be "ř", "Latin
>Small Letter R With Caron" (U+0159) which is not part of ISO 8859-1.
>Martin Jerabek

Funny, you sent your email UTF-8 encoded, but leave your ř as r. ;)

Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <asmodai(-at-)> / asmodai
イェルーン ラウフロック ヴァン デル ウェルヴェン | | GPG: 2EAC625B
The rain comes falling down, my life flows to the ground, no longer
feeling the pain, my flame now fading away...

More information about the tz mailing list