Unicode not handled correctly in package descriptions #21

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grawity opened this Issue Jul 21, 2011 · 1 comment

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grawity commented Jul 21, 2011

Package description strings are UTF-8, but cower incorrectly interprets them as ISO-8859-1.

For example, the description of deja-dup-new should be:

Déjà Dup is a simple backup program.

but cower -i displays it as:

Déjà Dup is a simple backup program.

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Hex:

0000120: 2044 c383 c2a9 6ac3 83c2 a020 2020 4475   D....j....   Du
0000130: 7020 6973 2061 2073 696d 706c 6520 6261  p is a simple ba
0000140: 636b 7570 2070 726f 6772 616d 2e20 4974  ckup program. It

Locale settings are irrelevant to this problem.

cower and other programs correctly output UTF-8 to terminal.

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falconindy commented Jul 21, 2011

This is sort of a duplicate of issue #10, but the bug isn't in cower.

@falconindy falconindy closed this Jul 21, 2011

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