Small change for the desktop entry spec

Matthias Clasen mclasen at
Fri Jun 29 09:51:02 PDT 2007

On Fri, 2007-06-29 at 18:37 +0200, Vincent Untz wrote:
> Hi,
> Someone reported that in the current version of the spec, we say:
> "Desktop entry files are encoded as lines of 8-bit characters separated
> by LF characters."
> But UTF-8 characters can use several bytes for one character. We can
> either just say "lines separated by LF characters", "lines of text
> separated by LF characters" or "lines of UTF-8 characters separated by
> LF characters".
> Any opinion on what's best here?

I'd say something like "Desktop entry files are encoded in UTF-8. A
desktop file is interpreted as a series of lines that are separated by
linefeed characters.

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