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Re: [PATCH] doc: use ASCII in .texi files where UTF-8 isn't needed

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [PATCH] doc: use ASCII in .texi files where UTF-8 isn't needed
Date: Sat, 4 Jan 2014 12:03:57 -0800

On Sat, Jan 4, 2014 at 11:15 AM, Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
> Jim Meyering wrote:
>> How about this?
> Thanks, but I can't tell from the patch how to exercise just the new check.

"make sc_maint" doesn't do precisely what you want, but is more
focused than "make check", and I ensured it passed with last night's

> I tried applying it and running 'make check', but the process
> took many minutes and failed due to another problem:

Yes, that's a separate problem, worthy of a few patches, it seems.

> Makefile:142: recipe for target 'sc_check_copyright' failed
> make: *** [sc_check_copyright] Error 1
> with a long list of file names and licenses and no obvious clue as
> to what the real problem is there.
> Getting back to your patch, I do have qualms about that
> regular expression: what if it's used in a UTF-8 locale
> where UTF-characters can be alphabetic?  The C locale is
> UTF-8 on some platforms, if memory serves.

Good point. Here's an improved version:
(though I generated the regex manually, so it may have a hole or two
-- will double-check)

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