My $0.02: for simplicity, let's force ASCII-only. If we get complaints/feature requests, we can see about updating to include non-ASCII.
But then again, I'm biased because I'm an American. You guys might have different views -- e.g., you need non-ASCII for your organization's name.
On Sep 5, 2011, at 11:04 AM, Brice Goglin wrote:
> Regarding XML encoding:
> It seems that libxml2 rewrites the following characters as XML entities:
> hwloc already tells libxml2 to export as UTF-8. However, a quick check
> seems to say that the output is not UTF8 when the locale isn't UTF8. We
> may need to cdouble-check/clarify/fix this.
> Or we can enforce ASCII-only for all strings. Should be OK for all
> strings we import from the OS. Will need to be enforced for user-given
> strings (object info attributes).
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