Bug 137972 - French man pages aren't utf8 encoded
French man pages aren't utf8 encoded
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: shadow-utils (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-11-03 10:10 EST by Alain Portal
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-03 14:34:55 EST
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Description Alain Portal 2004-11-03 10:10:52 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.2; Linux) (KHTML, like Gecko)

Description of problem:
French man pages are still ISO8859-15 encoded.
I have a look in spec file and I saw that only ja pages are converted.

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Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2004-11-03 11:05:07 EST
They're converted in the latest -38 release in rawhide.

Are the fr pages really in 8859-15? Or just the 8859-1 (latin1) subset?
Comment 2 Alain Portal 2004-11-03 11:20:20 EST
I am not sure. Perhaps it is just latin1. 
Is this really important? 
If yes, the only way to know which encoding is used is to contact the 
translators and ask them. 
Thank for a so quick answer. 
Comment 3 Eido Inoue 2004-11-03 14:34:55 EST
comment 2: Current rawhide versions do convert french to UTF-8. The
spec file assumes the French is encoded in Latin-1 when it builds (and
converts the source to UTF-8). If in fact the pages were encoded in
Latin-9 (ISO-8859-15) and characters from it that were not in Latin-1
were used, they would be converted to UTF-8 incorrectly and it would
be a bug.

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