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Bug#653125: Processed: Closing is wrong

Hello Christian,
On Sun, Jul 07, 2013 at 07:21:18PM +0200, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> Quoting Debian Bug Tracking System (owner@bugs.debian.org):
> > Processing commands for control@bugs.debian.org:
> > 
> > > reopen 653125
> > Bug #653125 {Done: David Prévot <taffit@debian.org>} [debian-i18n] Farsi characters problem
> > Bug reopened
> > Ignoring request to alter fixed versions of bug #653125 to the same values previously set
> > > reassign 653125 general
> > Bug #653125 [debian-i18n] Farsi characters problem
> > Bug reassigned from package 'debian-i18n' to 'general'.
> > Ignoring request to alter found versions of bug #653125 to the same values previously set
> > Ignoring request to alter fixed versions of bug #653125 to the same values previously set
> > > tags 653125 + moreinfo
> > Bug #653125 [general] Farsi characters problem
> > Added tag(s) moreinfo.
> > > thanks
> > Stopping processing here.
> I'm sorry but I agree with David's closure of this bug (thanks, David
> for cleaning out debian-i18n bug log.....it's cool now to have you on
> holidays for two months... ;-)

I disagree, but I wont't play bts ping pong.

> This bug report is too vague to be investigated and assigning it to
> "general" is the best way to dig it into dust, just as closing is.

Well, there is a bug, and the submitter provided the information
requested. He was never (at least in the bug log) asked to perform
some other commands (except for the language trials, and I understand
that the submitter was reluctant to try that out).

We don't hide bugs, even if we can't solve them. 

> Such "bugs" are beeter being investigated with the help of people with
> the appropriate knowledge, in such case Persian language users.

Yes. Was there an attempt to involve them? Was an appropriate user
group contacted? (Or did a request like this go to the submitter?)

> It is indeed quite likely here that gnome-terminal is just using a
> wrong font, namely one with Persian characters.

Well, the submitter explicitly tried several consoles, and the problem
appeared in each of them. Also gvim had the problem, unreleated to a



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