Small change for the desktop entry spec
thiago at kde.org
Fri Jun 29 10:05:06 PDT 2007
Vincent Untz wrote:
>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
Yep, to clarify it shouldn't say that each character is 8-bits. It
probably meant that it's 8-bit bytes (as opposed to 7-bit or some other,
weird byte size). It also makes it impossible to write an UTF-16 or UCS-4
desktop file, since those have 16 and 32 bits per Basic Latin characters
The UTF-8 encoding is recommended and the default, but it isn't mandatory.
The Encoding= line can specify another encoding.
Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) macieira.info - thiago (AT) kde.org
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