Bug 102723 - freedb entries must be iso-8859-1
Summary: freedb entries must be iso-8859-1
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grip   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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URL: http://www.freedb.org/modules.php?nam...
Keywords: FutureFeature
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Blocks: CambridgeTarget
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-08-20 10:59 UTC by Alexandre Oliva
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-02-04 23:09:24 UTC
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Description Alexandre Oliva 2003-08-20 10:59:00 UTC
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Description of problem:
According to the freedb FAQ, entries must be submitted in ISO-8859-1 format, not
in UTF-8, which we use by default.  The wire protocol goes both ways: if I
retrive entries with non-ASCII characters with grip running in a UTF-8 locale,
it gets very confused.  It should convert entries downloaded in iso-8859-1 to
the locale representation, and convert back to iso-8859-1 when submitting new

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start grip in a UTF-8 locale
2.Attempt to register a CD with a non-ASCII character in its title
3.Do it again in a iso-8859-1 locale.
4.Restart grip in a UTF-8 locale.
5.Retrieve the entry

Actual Results:  For 2, You get an e-mail back stating that an invalid character
set was used.  For 5, you get back a mangled entry.

Expected Results:  The e-mail contents should be generated in iso-8859-1, and
downloaded entries should be converted back from iso-8859-1 to the chosen
locale.  The wire protocol specifies iso-8859-1.

Additional info:

Unfortunately, choosing a non-UTF8 locale means you have to drop non-ASCII
characters from filenames, which often makes song titles unreadable.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-08-20 18:55:58 UTC
I'm probably not going to get to this very soon. Feel free to file upstream at:


Comment 3 Alexandre Oliva 2003-10-13 15:17:52 UTC
was reportedly fixed on Oct 1, but AFAICT there isn't any newer stable release
containing hte patch.  I haven't looked at the patch to see whether it would be
easy to back-port, but it pobably isn't worth doing anyway.

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2005-02-04 23:09:24 UTC
grip is no longer shipped in the development tree; as such, it is unlikely older
bugs will be fixed.

Comment 5 Alexandre Oliva 2005-02-05 16:02:09 UTC
I thought it was being pushed to extras, not simply dropped.  Anyhow,
I believe the problem is fixed in FC3.

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