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Bug#515025: release-notes: Non-UTF8 encoding in Release Notes english source


On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 09:44:04PM +0100, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña wrote:
> Package: release-notes
> Severity: minor
> There is an error in the release-notes.dbk source:
> $ LC_ALL=C iconv -f utf8 -t latin1 <release-notes.dbk >/tmp/error
> iconv: illegal input sequence at position 3765
> The last lines of the generated output are:
> (...)
>     <author>
>       <firstname>Eddy</firstname>
>       <surname>Petri
> It seems Eddy's surname is not properly encoded in UTF-8. I'm not sure which is
> the correct replacement for it, however.

It seems that ș cannot be converted to latin1 instead.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C8%98 / http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U0180.pdf

Since the output to PDF, HTML, of Eddy's surname from UTF-8 input is
correct (see
http://www.debian.org/releases/lenny/i386/release-notes/apb.fr.html ), I
suggest we can close this bug, unless you can point a specific output
issue in one of the release-notes builds.

Simon Paillard

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