Bug 159580 - non utf-8 changelog
non utf-8 changelog
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libxml2 (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2005-06-05 02:14 EDT by Florian La Roche
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-21 12:42:09 EDT
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Description Florian La Roche 2005-06-05 02:14:27 EDT
Description of problem:
The changelog of this package (in the .spec file) has content
not in utf-8 format.


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Comment 1 Daniel Veillard 2005-06-05 04:31:08 EDT
The ChangeLog has 7 years of history. It was never assumed to be UTF-8
or even to be in a single encoding. What leads you to believe it would
be that way ? 
I hardly see that as a bug, rather an historical fact.

Daniel
Comment 2 Florian La Roche 2005-06-09 06:29:30 EDT
Why not convert it to utf-8, in vi you can do ":w ++enc=utf-8" to get it
changed over.
Comment 3 Daniel Veillard 2005-06-09 06:57:50 EDT
You're assuming a single encoding in the file. Suppose I do this, someone else
commit with an accent -> 2 encoding in the files and then it's unrecoverable
automatically.
Sounds more dangerous than useful. If text files had metadata indicating their
encoding like XML files this would work, but this is not the case, the tools used
to edit them can't guess the encoding, so you have no garantee of maintainability
of that property. 
I think you must drop your UTF-8 assumption when file format don't have metadata 
indicating their encoding. This just doesn't work.

Daniel
Comment 4 Daniel Veillard 2005-10-21 12:42:09 EDT
I think we will stay with the status-quo upstream, sorry :-)

Daniel

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