Bug 250248 - msghack crashes due to Unicode in header
Summary: msghack crashes due to Unicode in header
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gettext   
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Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jens Petersen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-07-31 12:40 UTC by Dwayne Bailey
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-08-01 07:31:05 UTC
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Fix for encoding (261 bytes, patch)
2007-07-31 12:40 UTC, Dwayne Bailey
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Description Dwayne Bailey 2007-07-31 12:40:29 UTC
Description of problem:
msghack crashes

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
msghack --help
Actual results:
  File "/usr/bin/msghack", line 3
SyntaxError: Non-ASCII character '\xf8' in file /usr/bin/msghack on line 3, but
no encoding declared; see http://www.python.org/peps/pep-0263.html for details

Expected results:
Get the help or otherwise function correctly

Additional info:
The problem is simple, there is a Unicode character in the header crediting one
of the coders which crashes the tool in newer versions of Python.

I'm not sure if msghack is used much.  I use it mostly to empty PO files and
create POT file.  An alternate might be to extend the Translate Toolkit to do
the functions provided by msghack.

Comment 1 Dwayne Bailey 2007-07-31 12:40:29 UTC
Created attachment 160310 [details]
Fix for encoding

Comment 2 Jens Petersen 2007-08-01 07:29:56 UTC
Thanks for the fix!  Fixing first in Fedora devel gettext-0.16.1-9.fc8.
May backport it later to F7.

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