chinese text in bug reports?

David Miller justdave at
Fri Sep 3 03:11:16 UTC 2004

bugzilla at wrote:

>>Bugzilla will eventually ship with this set to UTF-8, but we don't yet 
>>because there's no clean way to convert legacy data, and it would break 
>>anyone upgrading from an older Bugzilla.
> how about making it a boolean parameter (because we don't have enough) that
> checksetup sets to true on the first run (when the admin account is created)
> or to false if the parameter doesn't already exist.
> that way new installs will get UTF-8, existing won't, but it can be enabled
> manually.

The other thing stopping us from doing that is email.  The summaries 
need to be MIMEWord-encoded if they contain any non-ASCII characters.

Once that's being done, this sounds great.

Dave Miller      Project Leader, Bugzilla Bug Tracking System   

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