Bug#235759: libc6: iconv's replacement for "German quotes in UTF-8" to latin1
At Tue, 2 Mar 2004 12:35:41 +0100,
Denis Barbier wrote:
> > There are two different sets of quotes in German:
> > - the so-called German quotes (quite similar to English quotes),
> > which are part of UTF-8: "???" and "???"
> > - and the so called French quotes (guillemets), which are also part
> > of ISO 8859-1: "»" and "«"
> > It would be better to replace the German quotes with the French ones,
> > that is "???" should be replaced by "»" and "???" by "«" in an
> > environment which is unable of using UTF-8.
> > $> echo "0: e2 80 9e e2 80 9c 0a" | xxd -r | iconv --from=UTF-8 \
> > --to=latin1//translit
> > »«
> Here is a patch, but IMHO you should report this problem upstream.
> Unless it is fixed in their CVS (or at least agreed upon), I am afraid
> that glibc Debian maintainers will be reluctant to make this change.
I don't understand why they want to use this convertion instead of ,,
and ". Please describe the reason for BTS or bugzilla. In addition I
can't read German.