I cannot reproduce on Fedora 17, gnome-terminal, rpmlint-test-tag-not-utf8.spec; following the recipe in bug 958038 comment 5 did not make a difference here (in case it was intended to set the terminal into the required "non unicode" mode).
I took a look at the code and see that rpmlint has an upstream fix for this problem. It's different than the fix in bug 958038 and may be more complete.
RHEL package maintainers may want to take a look at the __print function and its usage in Filter.py in rpmlint-1.5+ (On F17, it looks like we use upstream + a small patch for a cornercase. This appears to have been merged upstream for rpmlint-1.5).
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 20 development cycle.
Changing version to '20'.
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Issue is fixed in rpmlint-1.6-2.fc21.noarch, closing the issue as resolved.