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[Haskell-cafe] Non-ASCII characters in .cabal files break Haddock?

Subject: [Haskell-cafe] Non-ASCII characters in .cabal files break Haddock?
From: John Millikin
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2010 13:00:07 -0800
I recently uploaded a package to Hackage[1], which contains a
non-ASCII character in the .cabal file. That file is encoded with
UTF-8, and it displays fine in Vim, Firefox, and even the Hackage
package landing page. However, Haddock is failing to build it[2] --
apparently it can't handle UTF-8 encoded text properly.

In documentation sections, Haddock supports special syntax for
escaping non-ASCII. Is there any equivalent syntax for Cabal files?

[1] http://hackage.haskell.org/package/natural-sort'
[2] 
http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/natural-sort/0.1/logs/failure/ghc-6.12
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