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Re: non-ASCII characters in SGML documentation (and elsewhere)

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Susanne Ebrecht <susanne(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-docs <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: non-ASCII characters in SGML documentation (and elsewhere)
Date: 2011-10-12 21:21:19
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Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> Excerpts from Susanne Ebrecht's message of vie may 20 09:04:26 -0400 2011:
> > On 20.05.2011 13:56, Tom Lane wrote:
> > >>        * Should we allow non-ASCII characters in general source files?
> > > Prefer "no" here.
> > 
> > I only see two reasons for non-ASCII signs in English.
> > Either it is a foreign name of e.g. a person
> > or it is a word that English took from French like in dj vu.
> I'd like my name accented in the release notes, thanks.

Sure, you want the first "A" in Alvaro with an accent.  I would love to
backpatch that but it would be royal pain.  I am afraid it can only
easily be done in future release notes.

I have added the proper markup to our release note checklist; patch
attached.  Does anyone else want special handling for their name?

  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>

  + It's impossible for everything to be true. +

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