[aur-general] Recommended Encoding for PKGBUILDS?

Ray Kohler ataraxia937 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 10:18:19 EDT 2009

I have one: dvdwizard. Look at the contributor's name in the first line. If
I download it, I can fix it, but when I upload it again, it becomes broken
in just the same way. I'm using utf-8 across the board. This only appears to
affect the PKGBUILD viewer - comments are fine.

On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 10:08 AM, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 3:46 PM, <hollunder at gmx.at> wrote:
> > Hi there,
> > I noticed a while ago that the AUR webinterface doesn't show my name
> > correctly when the character encoding in the PKGBUILD is utf-8.
> >
> > Is there a recommended encoding?
> > iso-8859-1?
> > Something else?
> >
> > I'm asking because I'm checking through my 50 PKGBUILD files and want
> > to avoid issues in future.
> >
> afaik the recommended encoding is utf8.
> see for instance : http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/9150
> Maybe there is a problem with AUR.
> I cannot find you there though, so do you mind giving a link to a
> problematic pkgbuild?

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