Bug 40972 - msgmerge corrupts input strings in korean and japanese po files
Summary: msgmerge corrupts input strings in korean and japanese po files
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gettext   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-05-16 20:13 UTC by Håvard Kvålen
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-16 20:21:24 UTC
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Description Håvard Kvålen 2001-05-16 20:13:19 UTC
msgmerge destroys some input strings in japanese and korean .po files.

A way to reproduce this, is to create this string in an input file: "i". 
In my case the input files are in ISO-8859-1.  After running msgmerge all
po files get updated ok, unless ko.po and ja.po where this string gets
changed to: "i\0" where the "0" is a zero byte (\0).

The problem seems to be this patch:

$ rpm -q gettext

Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-05-16 20:17:52 UTC
Do you have any specific examples?

Nakai, this is the patch you added to make it handle Japanese properly... could
you look into this?

Comment 2 Håvard Kvålen 2001-05-16 20:21:19 UTC
That input string were supposed to consist of the letter "e with acute" (0xe9)

Comment 3 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-06-04 14:04:11 UTC
Nakai believes this no longer to be a problem with gettext 0.10.37 and above,
currently in Rawhide. Open if this is still a problem.

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