Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 71993
Spurious "A" characters in release notes title in install
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
Description of Problem:
graphical install of 'null'. Hit the 'release notes' button.
The second line of the release notes box thrown up says copyrightA(c),
where the (c) is the © symbol and the A is a capital A with
a hat on it.
This A-hat symbol recurs further down, seemingly in front of list items
in the RAID section of the notes, and in front of list items in the section
about Unicode, GNOME, gcc, java compiler... actually as I go down this
list it looks like all but that first one are list items within list
Yep, I've seen this as well. I'm copying Jeremy and Tammy, maybe they have some
clue as to what's happening.
It doesn't look like the A character is in the HTML file. Maybe there
is a bug in the way anaconda renders it? I'm changing the component
I think that the problem is that the copyright symbol as included isn't a valid
UTF-8 character and it really should be using the © entity instead. Ideas
from the docbook gallery on how to actually get this to occur? :)
For the weird symbols lower down, it looks like we're getting output with the
bullet symbol + paragraphs as opposed to an unordered list.
0x00A9 (which is what it is) displays fine here.
I think the problem is the conversion from HTML to text---if you ask for
UTF-8, you get UTF-8. Our RELEASE-NOTES.txt displays fine on a UTF-8 terminal
here, but looks awful as ASCII.
Why aren't we using ASCII, at least for English versions?
Okay, html appears to be viewing properly with current trees. We still need to
decide what we want to do about the text versions.
We should probably just do the text as some sort of native encoding.
Fixed in next build