iso-codes: iso_639_3.xml data encoding doesn't match xml header

Martin Hosken mhosken at
Mon May 12 02:43:46 UTC 2008

Package: iso-codes
Version: 1.7-1ubuntu1
Severity: grave
Justification: causes non-serious data loss

iso_639_3.xml reports an encoding of UTF-8 in its initial <?xml> line,
but in fact uses ISO-8859-1 throughout the data. Any parser will choke
on the encoding incompatability. Fixing in either direction is

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers hardy-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'hardy-updates'), (500, 'hardy-security'), (500, 'hardy-backports'), (500, 'hardy')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-16-generic (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

-- no debconf information

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