[tz] TZ file comments UTF-8? Bastardized HTML? (was Re: Busingen revisited)

Andy Heninger aheninger at google.com
Fri Jan 11 18:10:34 UTC 2013

I would like to argue against the use of markup or html entities or
anything similar. The comments in the files aren't going to be rendered for
display by some other application - the direct viewing of the plain text is
all that there is, and it can and should display correctly.

On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 7:38 AM, Steve Allen <sla at ucolick.org> wrote:

> On Fri 2013-01-11T06:51:43 -0800, Deborah Goldsmith hath writ:
> > Can anyone name a system in use today that is not capable of dealing
> with it?
> In addition to those already mentioned, my preferred text editor is
> not capable.  I suspect that consensus on 8 bits requires a few more
> of us to die first.
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