[tz] [PROPOSED 2/2] Prefer “°” to “degrees” when quoting source saying former

Paul Gilmartin PaulGBoulder at AIM.com
Wed Jan 25 00:28:56 UTC 2023

On 1/24/23 16:08:33, Paul Eggert via tz wrote:

> This doesn’t seem to have been much of a problem, as widespread support for UTF-8 has largely obsoleted problems with 8-bit encodings that rely on extended character sets and code pages. See, for example, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popularity_of_text_encodings>.

While I remain a UTF-8 partisan, I concede that it doesn't play well with field
widths in formatted output such as many implementations of printf().

> The recent patch catches a couple of instances of ‘°’ that I missed back in 2018.

That came to my mail reader as
<https://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/b0/index.htm>.  Had you composed
it as such, or did an MTA fix it for you?


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