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Bug 159580

Summary: non utf-8 changelog
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Florian La Roche <laroche>
Component: libxml2Assignee: Daniel Veillard <veillard>
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Description Florian La Roche 2005-06-05 06:14:27 UTC
Description of problem:
The changelog of this package (in the .spec file) has content
not in utf-8 format.

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Comment 1 Daniel Veillard 2005-06-05 08:31:08 UTC
The ChangeLog has 7 years of history. It was never assumed to be UTF-8
or even to be in a single encoding. What leads you to believe it would
be that way ? 
I hardly see that as a bug, rather an historical fact.


Comment 2 Florian La Roche 2005-06-09 10:29:30 UTC
Why not convert it to utf-8, in vi you can do ":w ++enc=utf-8" to get it
changed over.

Comment 3 Daniel Veillard 2005-06-09 10:57:50 UTC
You're assuming a single encoding in the file. Suppose I do this, someone else
commit with an accent -> 2 encoding in the files and then it's unrecoverable
Sounds more dangerous than useful. If text files had metadata indicating their
encoding like XML files this would work, but this is not the case, the tools used
to edit them can't guess the encoding, so you have no garantee of maintainability
of that property. 
I think you must drop your UTF-8 assumption when file format don't have metadata 
indicating their encoding. This just doesn't work.


Comment 4 Daniel Veillard 2005-10-21 16:42:09 UTC
I think we will stay with the status-quo upstream, sorry :-)