Re: [PATCH 00/53] Get rid of UTF-8 chars that can be mapped as ASCII
From: Mauro Carvalho Chehab
Date: Mon May 10 2021 - 08:50:23 EST
Em Mon, 10 May 2021 12:52:44 +0200
Thorsten Leemhuis <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> escreveu:
> On 10.05.21 12:26, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> > As Linux developers are all around the globe, and not everybody has UTF-8
> > as their default charset, better to use UTF-8 only on cases where it is really
> > needed.
> > […]
> > The remaining patches on series address such cases on *.rst files and
> > inside the Documentation/ABI, using this perl map table in order to do the
> > charset conversion:
> > my %char_map = (
> > […]
> > 0x2013 => '-', # EN DASH
> > 0x2014 => '-', # EM DASH
> I might be performing bike shedding here, but wouldn't it be better to
> replace those two with "--", as explained in
> For EM DASH there seems to be even "---", but I'd say that is a bit too
Yeah, we can do, instead:
0x2013 => '--', # EN DASH
0x2014 => '---', # EM DASH
I was actually in doubt about those ;-)
Btw, when producing HTML documentation, Sphinx should convert:
-- into EN DASH
--- into EM DASH
So, the resulting html will be identical.
> Or do you fear the extra work as some lines then might break the
> 80-character limit then?
No, I suspect that the line size won't be an issue. Some care should
taken when EN DASH and EM DASH are used inside tables.