Bug 327501 - Confusion regarding some characters in UTF-8 encoding used for Romanian
Confusion regarding some characters in UTF-8 encoding used for Romanian
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-10-11 07:39 EDT by Răzvan Sandu
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-11 17:18:27 EDT
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Description Răzvan Sandu 2007-10-11 07:39:47 EDT
Description of problem:

Due to some very old (historical) incorrect implementations made by Microsoft
long ago, there is a confusion between the following four characters in Romanian
national set, when using UTF-8 encoding:

- "S with comma below" (Unicode 0218) - incorrectly implemented as "S with
cedilla below" (Unicode 015E)
- "s with comma below" (Unicode 0219) - incorrectly implemented as "s with
cedilla below" (Unicode 015F)
- "T with comma below" (Unicode 021A) - incorrectly implemented as "T with
cedilla below" (Unicode 0162)
- "t with comma below" (Unicode 021B) - incorrectly implemented as "t with
cedilla below" (Unicode 0163)

The Romanian National Standard SR 13392:2004 explicitly removes this confusion.

The problem was finally corrected in Microsoft Windows Vista.

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Actual results:
Some programs, even if they are UTF-8-aware, use the incorrect characters
("cedilla below").
Example: Fedora/Red Hat system initialization scripts, when one sets Romanian as
system-wide language.

Expected results:
glibc and all programs which depend on it should remove the confusion and use
the "comma below" characters, all-over.

Additional info:
Please see additional info, mainly Microsoft-based, on http://www.secarica.ro
(partly in Romanian).
Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2007-10-11 17:18:27 EDT
This has nothing to do with glibc.  You need to file bugs against badly
translated packages.
grep -l "`echo -e '[\xc8\x98\xc8\x99\xc8\x9a\xc8\x9b]'`" \
which is from your description correct, while
grep -l "`echo -e '[\xc5\x9e\xc5\x9f\xc5\xa2\xc5\xa3]'`" \
shows what you say is bad, right?

If so, file a bug against packages listed in
rpm -qf $( grep -l "`echo -e '[\xc5\x9e\xc5\x9f\xc5\xa2\xc5\xa3]'`"
/usr/share/locale/ro/LC_MESSAGES/*.mo )| LC_ALL=C sort -u

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