This is really good! Thanks for the huge work :)
This is one more milestone reached toward version 1.0

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 5:06 AM, Matthew Gates <matthewg42@gmail.com> wrote:
I have more or less finished the QT-ization process.
All the other data file reading routines have been re-written to use QT
routines and I've added comment handling to many of the data files.  All
explicitly use UTF-8 format now (although I think it only makes a
difference for the scientific star names file, which has Greek characters).

Great, comment handling is very useful, and using UTF-8 consistently will just avoid problems in the future.