Small change for the desktop entry spec

Patryk Zawadzki patrys at
Mon Jul 2 01:09:19 PDT 2007

On 6/29/07, Bastian, Waldo <waldo.bastian at> wrote:
> The point of that formulation was to make clear that you can parse a .desktop fils into individual lines, keys and value-blobs without concern for the actual encoding used. Back in the days .desktop files could use different encodings for different lines of the file, there was no single encoding for the file as a whole.
> Maybe it should have said "8-bit octets" instead of "8-bit characters".

I think "8-bit bytes" is enough. BTW, being curious: doesn't "octet"
mean "a wide byte?" (as opposed to 7-bit bytes used by some protocols)

Patryk Zawadzki
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