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Re: countrychooser translations broken by iso-codes

Quoting Joey Hess (joeyh@debian.org):
> I noticed that in many languages, countrychooser's menu item is
> displayed as a blank line. This includes Chinese, Japanese, Greek,
> Russian, Norwegian. Some investigation revealed that this is because
> mktemplates was is not set -e, so when debconf-updatepo failed, it
> continues and built a broken package. debconf-updatepo failed like this:
> xgettext: Non-ASCII string at ../templates.tmp:3.
>           Please specify the source encoding through --from-code.
> WARNING: It seems that none of the files in POTFILES.in contain marked strings
> This is because /usr/share/iso-codes/iso_3166.tab has added to it the Aland
> islands, excpet the A is spelled Ã?. I have put in a nasty hack to deal with
> this so we can get a working version of the package again, but I wonder if
> that file should include non-ascii strings?
> Also, one last problem -- I noticed that even with these fixes, the generated
> templates file has blank lines for the nl translations.

Hmm too bad I didn't notice all this before..:-(. I think this is
kinda part of my "job" to see this as I also follow iso-codes quite

Unfortunately, I've really been pressured out in l10n work recently
due to several high colume activities everywhere...

Anyway, I think we have to live with your hack currently and fix this

About iso_3166.tab file having non ASCII codes, well, the country
names there are supposed to be the official country names in the ISO
3166 standard....which indeed has the A° for Aland Islands, yes...

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