l10n (fr_FR) : A few strategical tips & questions...

Bradley Baetz bbaetz at acm.org
Mon Jun 2 21:28:31 UTC 2003

On Mon, Jun 02, 2003 at 06:15:17PM +0200, LAMBERT Olivier URS TOULOUSE wrote:
> Good Monday everybody...
> I had just a few questions about the best way to lead Bugzilla
> localisation :
> * Accent : keeping utf-8 files with french writing (like "éléphant"), or
> HTML writing (like éléphant)...
> pro : utf-8 is easier to read and mantain.
> cons : I don't think that gives us a w3c compliant code...

Use UTF8. In CVS, its now a one liner to add the content-type header. he
issue is converting old content, which is why it hasn't been done yet.
Most terminals/editors now do UTF8. The filters may need a bit of work,
mind you.

You can use teh &xxx; stuff, but you have to be sure that its not used
anywhere which is filtered. I suspect that it will be more confusing to
do this multiple ways, so you may as well stick to UTF8 everywhere for


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