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Bug#441822: marked as done (libxft-dev: UTF-8 encoded man page)

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and subject line Bug#441822: libxft-dev: Apologies, false positive
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Package: libxft-dev
Version: 2.1.12-2
Severity: minor

The following manpages in your package appear to be UTF-8 encoded:


According to Colin Watson, "With some exceptions for Far Eastern
languages, manual pages should not at present be encoded using UTF-8.
As such, it's reasonable to file bugs against packages attempting to
use UTF-8 where it is not yet supported."

Hence I'm filing this bug. The solution for now seems to be to encode
the pages as 7-bit ASCII, using the appropriate *roff sequences to
produce accented characters.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (700, 'testing'), (600, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.21-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages libxft-dev depends on:
ii  libc6-dev [libc-dev]    2.6.1-1+b1       GNU C Library: Development Librari
ii  libfontconfig1-dev      2.4.2-1.2        generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6-dev        2.3.5-1+b1       FreeType 2 font engine, developmen
ii  libx11-dev              2:1.0.3-7        X11 client-side library (developme
ii  libxft2                 2.1.12-2         FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxrender-dev          1:0.9.2-1        X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  x11-common              1:7.2-5          X Window System (X.Org) infrastruc
ii  zlib1g-dev [libz-dev]   1: compression library - development

libxft-dev recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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Reuben Thomas wrote:
> Package: libxft-dev
> Version: 2.1.12-2
> Followup-For: Bug #441822
> I believe the UTF-8 characters occur only in comments, which is not a
> problem.

Right, closing.


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