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Id: 88540
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Queue: CPAN-Changes

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Subject: Encoding is not specified
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The specification does specify encoding of the Changes file. It looks like the current specification expects ASCII (or a superset), but that is not enough for some needs. For example, CPAN authors may want to credit contributors with their full Unicode name. UTF-8 is already quite popular in practice, so that would be a good choice. An impact of accepting Unicode is that the specification will have to be more precise on the definition of "Whitespace" and "Line". -- Olivier Mengué -

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