Re: [PATCH 1/4] treewide: convert ISO_8859-1 text comments to utf-8

From: Randy Dunlap
Date: Tue Jul 24 2018 - 17:02:45 EST

On 07/24/2018 02:00 PM, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Jul 2018 13:13:25 +0200 Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Almost all files in the kernel are either plain text or UTF-8
>> encoded. A couple however are ISO_8859-1, usually just a few
>> characters in a C comments, for historic reasons.
>> This converts them all to UTF-8 for consistency.
> Was "consistency" the only rationale? The discussion is now outside my
> memory horizon but I thought there were other reasons.

kconfig tools prefer ASCII or utf-8.

email tools probably likewise.

user sanity?

> Will we be getting a checkpatch rule to keep things this way?