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Re: Bug#375074: iconv from iso-2022-jp->eus-jp->iso-2022-jp breaks trailing backslash after KANJI characters [ Re: Please update debconf PO translation for the package cpufreqd 2.1.0-1]

merge 375074 265187

At Fri, 23 Jun 2006 12:44:17 +0900,
Junichi Uekawa wrote:

> I'm filing a bug here in the hope that this bug gets tracked and
> fixed. I don't have the time right now (especially over this PHS
> connection) to track this problem down. I 'm describing the problem
> from memory, so something might be missing. Please do ask if there's
> something lacking.

Same bug with Bug#265187.
See also http://sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2004-08/msg00077.html and
> > > I'd say it was some weird conversion made by mutt, in vim (on kterm) I
> > > get the correct chars (ascii 92) but still I don't get the newline to
> > > display here:
> > > 
> > > "このフィーチャーをアクティベートするには追加のコンフィギュレーション"
> > > "が必要かもしれません。\n" <----- this one seems ignored
> > > 
> > > Not a big problem by now, I'm going to upload the package with this
> > > small problem, anyway if someone could send me the corrected ja.po I'll
> > > update it in the next release.
> > 
> > vim corrupts your \n newline sequence. I can see a '\n' in your mail
> > (although it might not be rendered as such on your mailreader).
> > Please wait until Yamane answers you.
> I don't have thetime to track it down right now, but I think you can
> reproduce the problem by running iconv with a sequence of characters '
> 漢字\'. Converting from iso-2022-jp to euc-jp and converting it back
> to iso-2022-jp will result in backslash becpoming a Zenkaku
> backslash. This is a critical bug in that this kind of code sequence
> happens often in C programs and TeX sources. My currenyt workaround is
> to not allow people to use VIM to come anywhere near my sources, and
> force them to use emacs.
> I don't know if this is a related problem with vim, or it's a
> different problem with glibc.
> My current advise is to stay away from vim and mutt when editing
> Japanese .po files.

Fumitoshi Ukai

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