[Mono-dev] UTF-8 in ChangeLogs

Kornél Pál kornelpal at gmail.com
Wed Aug 16 15:54:26 EDT 2006


All ChangeLogs in mcs and mono are now encoded using UTF-8 that let us use 
non-ASCII characters (hopefully) without problems.

When editing ChangeLogs please use UTF-8. You can use ASCII as well because 
UTF-8 is ASCII compatible as long as you don't destroy already existing 
non-ASCII characters. Please don't use byte order marks (BOM) because some 
editors don't recognize it and it will be left in the middle of the file.

To ensure that you don't mess up previous ChangeLog entries the best way is 
to do an "svn diff" and verify that older entries are not changed.

Note that I'm not going to commit the patch that converts source files to 
UTF-8 before 1.1.17 is released. I committed this patch because it does not 
affect any code files.


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