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Bug#376272: marked as done (libc6: //translit fails with cyrillic and others)

Your message dated Sat, 1 Jul 2006 22:27:58 +0200
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and subject line Bug#376272: libc6: //translit fails with cyrillic and others
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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.

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On Sat, Jul 01, 2006 at 09:02:32PM +0200, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> > No, transliteration is language-dependent, so closing this bug.
> > For instance in French,
> >   echo Füße | LANG=de_DE.UTF-8 iconv -f UTF-8 -t ascii//translit
> >   Fusse
> > and this is the expected result.
> > The ü -> ue transliteration is defined in /usr/share/i18n/locales/de_DE.
> Eh, what? First, you set de_DE.UTF-8 and talk about French (or is your
> LC_CTYPE explicitely set to fr_FR...?).

Wrong cut'n'paste, here it is
  $ echo Füße | LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8 iconv -f UTF-8 -t ascii//translit

> Second, Cyrillic is the main problem (see Subject) and you close the
> bug report after providing a hardly sufficient explanation for a
> secondary problem.

I am closing this bug again.  I do not see why latin characters should be
transliterated (nor how) in the ru_RU locale.  File a bug upstream if you
still believe that this is needed.

> And following your explanation, ru_RU file is still broken and does not
> describe the cyrillic->ascii tranliterations. As said before, that
> feature has been working fine with previous libc versions.

I highly doubt so, please tell with which version.


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