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Bug#376272: libc6: //translit fails with cyrillic and others

Package: libc6
Version: 2.3.6-15
Severity: normal


the //translit function seems to be partially broken in the
current glibc. I remember it having worked fine some months ago.
Demo (with UTF-8 input):

echo Тест | LANG=de_DE.UTF-8 iconv -f UTF-8 -t ascii//translit
(should be Test)
echo Füße | LANG=de_DE.UTF-8 iconv -f UTF-8 -t ascii//translit
(ok, correct)
echo Füße | LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8 iconv -f UTF-8 -t ascii//translit
(Why not the same? Unicode is unicode is unicode... or does iconv try to
do some stupid cheating nowadays and assumes that Russian people are not
aware of the ä->ae transliteration?)

Whatever the reason behind this changed behaviour is, it is not natural,
not userfriendly and therefore not correct.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.17-mm1
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages libc6 depends on:
ii  tzdata                        2006g-2    Time Zone and Daylight Saving Time

libc6 recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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