Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 118961
iconv -c doesn't convert whole file when illegal character is met
Last modified: 2007-04-18 13:04:32 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I use the '-c' option in iconv on a rather big file containing an illegal character, the illegal character is correctly ignored, but the rest of the file is not entirely processed.
Demonstrating the bug :
Use the attached file "izvorig.xml"
iconv -f UTF-8 -t WINDOWS-1251 izvorig.xml > izv.xml
CORRECTLY exits with message : iconv: illegal input sequence at position 1
iconv -c -f UTF-8 -t WINDOWS-1251 izvorig.xml > izv.xml
exits with no error (which is OK), but the output file is not complete.
shows: -rw-r--r-- 1 serasset geta 8159 Mar 23 09:32 izv.xml
but the correct result file should be 92409 bytes long.
The output file is truncated as if iconv did not continue after converting a block that contained an illegal character.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. get the attached file (a rather big UTF-8 file with ONE illegal character) into izvorig.xml
2. tail -f izvorig.xml
2. iconv -c -f UTF-8 -t WINDOWS-1251 izvorig.xml > izv.xml
3. tail -f izv.xml should finish with </DOC>, but it does not...
Actual Results: step 2 shows that the original file finisehd with </DOC>
step 4 shows that the converted file does not finish with </DOC> and is incomplete.
Expected Results: At step 4, the converted file should finish with </DOC> and should be 92409 bytes long.
I reproduced this bug on 2 RedHat 9 linux systems.
Created attachment 98772 [details]
data file to be used for conversion
This text file is encoded in UTF-8 and contains a UTF-8 character that is not
part of WINDOWS-1251 encoding.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 117021 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.