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Bug#355041: html2ps: Support charset UTF-8

severity 355041 wishlist

On Fri, Mar 03, 2006 at 02:43:42AM +0800, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> Package: html2ps
> Version: 1.0b4-4
> Severity: wishlist
> Support charset UTF-8.

On Thu, 27 Mar 2008 11:40:19 -0400, Daniel Dickinson wrote:
> Package: html2ps
> Version: 1.0b5-5
> Severity: normal
> I used wget to download a bunch of pages and then ran htmlps on the index.html.
> This resulted in a strange characters in the output which made the output
> unusable.  Use 'find * -name '*.html' -print0 | xargs recode utf8..latin1' fixed
> things so it now works.  Since UTF-8 is now the default for Debian, this needs
> to be fixed.

iso-8859-1 is the default encoding of HTTP and it seems to be a
historical default for HTML documents as well. So defaulting to utf-8 is
not a good idea.  However it would be nice if html2ps supported utf8 --
which it doesn't at all. I'm moving this to wishlist.

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