packages with UTF8 in people's names

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Fri Aug 3 18:14:30 EDT 2007

Hi Sascha,

We got a bug report the other day that someone could not upload a cabal
package that had their name containing UTF8 chars.

We were wondering if you could look into it.

Here's another similar one:

it may well be that the best way to fix this is in Cabal. We could make
sure that Cabal returns properly decoded Strings for all the free-form
fields. Tell us if you want particular changes in the Cabal library for


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