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Bug 196713 - Transliteration does not work in cs_CZ locale
Transliteration does not work in cs_CZ locale
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-06-26 13:20 EDT by Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-19 13:45:55 EDT
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Description Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak 2006-06-26 13:20:24 EDT
Description of problem:
when using the cs_CZ.UTF-8 locale in LC_CTYPE category, iconv cannot encode
non-ascii data to the "us-ascii//TRANSLIT" encoding.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. LC_CTYPE=cs_CZ.UTF-8 iconv -f utf-8 -t us-ascii//TRANSLIT <<EOF
# the above was lowercase "a" with acute above character
Actual results:
The character "á" is transliterated as "?".

Expected results:
The character "á" should be transliterated as "a".

Additional info:
Pavel Kankovsky suggested that the following lines should be added to
the locale definition, to the LC_CTYPE section:

  include "translit_combining";""

I don't know the transliteration rules for the English language, but the en_US
and en_GB locales should probably be changed as well For example, the cy_GB
locale contains the above section as well.
Comment 1 Ulrich Drepper 2006-07-30 18:14:47 EDT
I've added transliteration support in all locales now.  The next rawhide build
will have the changes.
Comment 2 Ulrich Drepper 2006-08-19 13:45:55 EDT
The current rawhide code has the fix.  There is an unrelated problem with iconv
emitting an unnecessary error message which can be ignored for now.  It's fixed
in cvs, too, and will be in rawhide soon.

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