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Bug 811801 - popt has problems with unicode characters
popt has problems with unicode characters
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: popt (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Robert Scheck
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-04-11 21:57 EDT by Christoph Anton Mitterer
Modified: 2013-11-24 13:16 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-11-24 13:16:15 EST
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Description Christoph Anton Mitterer 2012-04-11 21:57:30 EDT

Popt has apparently problems with unicode characters.
I tried to include some in the descrip and argDescrip field of the
option table, e.g.
- either directly "foo“”bar"
- or escaped "foo\u201c\u201dbar"
and then using the auto help functionallity.

popt reacts quite strangely sometimes it justs works and the characters
are printed correctly, sometimes it however skips the unicode characters
and all between them, but not necessarily for all the unicode characters used
"\u201cfoo\u201d bar \u201cbaz\u201d"
may become
bar “bar”
when printed.

Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2013-04-03 13:17:54 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
Changing version to '19'.

(As we did not run this process for some time, it could affect also pre-Fedora 19 development
cycle bugs. We are very sorry. It will help us with cleanup during Fedora 19 End Of Life. Thank you.)

More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 2 Robert Scheck 2013-11-24 11:33:29 EST
I am very sorry, but I do really not see how I could help here as Fedora is
downstream of popt. But is a
forward of this request to upstream for discussions there.
Comment 3 Robert Scheck 2013-11-24 13:16:15 EST
Upstream replied to this at -
from my point of view, there is nothing left thus I am closing this report.
In case you disagree with me, feel free to subscribe popt-devel mailing list
at upstream and let us discuss your point directly with upstream.

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