+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1591265 +++
Converting files or characters using iconv (or the iconv library) result in
an "illegal input sequence" error when encountering an "overscore" character
(IS08859-1: Hex "AF"). This happens tough there is a corresponding character
is available in IBM273 (Hex: "BC"). Converting to IBM1141, which is the same
table as IBM273 except for the EURO-Sign works.
You can reproduce this behavior with the following command:
echo "AF" | xxd -r -p | iconv -f iso8859-1 -t ibm273
echo "AF" | xxd -r -p | iconv -f iso8859-1 -t ibm1141
Using ibm273//TRANSLIT is not an option currently, as it would require a
lot of changes in the user code, and would just not throw an error, but
replace the "overscore" with an "o".
This problem happens in rhel7 and fedora 28.
Author: Florian Weimer <email@example.com>
Date: Thu Jun 14 22:34:09 2018 +0200
localedata: Make IBM273 compatible with ISO-8859-1 [BZ #23290]
Reviewed-by: Carlos O'Donell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.