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Bug#671841: mpage presumes input to be ISO-8859-1

Package: mpage
Version: 2.5.6-1
Severity: important
Tags: l10n

mpage is not very well suited to be used under current, utf-based
systems, since it treats all of its input as ISO-8859-1.  For instance,
if I give the command

 echo šidiltä | mpage -1toPlp

the print will have a word resembling "šidiltä".

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.4
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=fi_FI.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fi_FI.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages mpage depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.11.3-2   Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libpaper1                     1.1.24     library for handling paper charact

mpage recommends no packages.

Versions of packages mpage suggests:
ii  ghostscript                 8.71~dfsg2-9 The GPL Ghostscript PostScript/PDF

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