Debian Bug report logs - #449554
konqueror: man pages viewed in konqueror are not in utf-8 (but in iso8859 for fr ...)

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Package: konqueror; Maintainer for konqueror is Debian Qt/KDE Maintainers <>; Source for konqueror is src:kde-baseapps.

Reported by: alain Baeckeroot <>

Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 16:27:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: patch

Found in version 4:3.5.7-4~bpo40+1

Fixed in version kdebase/4:3.5.9.dfsg.1-1

Done: Debian Qt/KDE Maintainers <>

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From: alain Baeckeroot <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: konqueror: man pages viewed in konqueror are not in utf-8 (but in iso8859 for fr ...)
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 17:19:11 +0100
Package: konqueror
Version: 4:3.5.7-4~bpo40+1
Severity: normal

*** Please type your report below this line ***
When reading man pages in konqueror, in french, i must select manually the
correct encoding = iso8859-15 

I thought all etch was in utf8.
Maybe this bug should be attributed to manpages-fr instead of konqueror ?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-5-k7
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages konqueror depends on:
ii  kcontrol        4:3.5.7-4~bpo40+1        control center for KDE
ii  kdebase-kio-plu 4:3.5.7-4~bpo40+1        core I/O slaves for KDE
ii  kdelibs4c2a     4:3.5.7.dfsg.1-7~bpo40+1 core libraries and binaries for al
ii  kdesktop        4:3.5.7-4~bpo40+1        miscellaneous binaries and files f
ii  kfind           4:3.5.7-4~bpo40+1        file-find utility for KDE
ii  libacl1         2.2.41-1                 Access control list shared library
ii  libart-2.0-2    2.3.17-1                 Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libattr1        2.4.32-1                 Extended attribute shared library
ii  libaudio2       1.8-4                    The Network Audio System (NAS). (s
ii  libc6           2.3.6.ds1-13etch2        GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libfam0         2.7.0-12                 Client library to control the FAM 
ii  libfontconfig1  2.4.2-1.2                generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6    2.2.1-5+etch1            FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgcc1         1:4.1.1-21               GCC support library
ii  libice6         1:1.0.1-2                X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libidn11        0.6.5-1                  GNU libidn library, implementation
ii  libjpeg62       6b-13                    The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libkonq4        4:3.5.7-4~bpo40+1        core libraries for Konqueror
ii  libpng12-0      1.2.15~beta5-1           PNG library - runtime
ii  libqt3-mt       3:3.3.7-4                Qt GUI Library (Threaded runtime v
ii  libsm6          1:1.0.1-3                X11 Session Management library
ii  libstdc++6      4.1.1-21                 The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6        2:1.0.3-7                X11 client-side library
ii  libxcursor1     1.1.7-4                  X cursor management library
ii  libxext6        1:1.0.1-2                X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxft2                FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxi6          1:1.0.1-4                X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1    1:1.0.1-4.1              X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxrandr2      2:              X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1     1:0.9.1-3                X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  libxt6          1:1.0.2-2                X11 toolkit intrinsics library
ii  zlib1g          1:1.2.3-13               compression library - runtime

konqueror recommends no packages.

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From: Colin Watson <>
Cc: alain Baeckeroot <>,
Subject: konqueror: Recode manual pages to UTF-8
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 10:58:28 +0000
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
tags 449554 patch
usertags 449554 origin-ubuntu ubuntu-patch hardy

The attached patch uses a new facility provided by man-db 2.5.1 to
recode manual pages to UTF-8 while reading them. This allows the man kio
slave's rendering code to work regardless of the source encoding of the
manual page, without it having to have lots of logic duplicated from
man-db to figure this out.

This facility is specific to man-db, and so at present not suitable for
upstream (without some kind of run-time logic to figure out whether the
facility is available).

See also:


Colin Watson                                       []
[kdebase-man-utf8.patch (text/x-diff, attachment)]

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From: Debian Qt/KDE Maintainers <>
Subject: Bug#449554: fixed in kdebase 4:3.5.9.dfsg.1-1
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2008 01:47:09 +0000
Source: kdebase
Source-Version: 4:3.5.9.dfsg.1-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
kdebase, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/k/kdebase/kappfinder_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/kate_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/kcontrol_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/kdebase-bin-kde3_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/kdebase-bin_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/kdebase-data_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/kdebase-dbg_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/kdebase-dev_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/kdebase-doc-html_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/kdebase-doc_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/kdebase-kio-plugins_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/kdebase_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1.diff.gz
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/kdebase_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1.dsc
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/kdebase_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/kdebase_3.5.9.dfsg.1.orig.tar.gz
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/kdeeject_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/kdepasswd_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/kdeprint_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/kdesktop_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/kdm_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/kfind_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/khelpcenter_4.0.0.really.3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/kicker_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/klipper_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/kmenuedit_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/konqueror-nsplugins_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/konqueror_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/konsole_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/kpager_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/kpersonalizer_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/ksmserver_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/ksplash_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/ksysguard_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/ksysguardd_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/ktip_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/kwin_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/libkonq4-dev_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/k/kdebase/libkonq4_3.5.9.dfsg.1-1_amd64.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

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Format: 1.7
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2008 07:15:12 +0100
Source: kdebase
Binary: kdebase kappfinder kate kcontrol kdebase-bin kdebase-bin-kde3 kdebase-data kdebase-dev kdebase-doc kdebase-doc-html kdebase-kio-plugins kdeeject kdepasswd kdeprint kdesktop kdm kfind khelpcenter kicker klipper kmenuedit konqueror konqueror-nsplugins konsole kpager kpersonalizer ksmserver ksplash ksysguard ksysguardd ktip kwin libkonq4 libkonq4-dev kdebase-dbg
Architecture: source all amd64
Version: 4:3.5.9.dfsg.1-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Qt/KDE Maintainers <>
Changed-By: Debian Qt/KDE Maintainers <>
 kappfinder - non-KDE application finder for KDE
 kate       - advanced text editor for KDE
 kcontrol   - control center for KDE
 kdebase    - base components from the official KDE release
 kdebase-bin - core binaries for the KDE base module
 kdebase-bin-kde3 - core binaries for the KDE base module
 kdebase-data - shared data files for the KDE base module
 kdebase-dbg - debugging symbols for kdebase
 kdebase-dev - development files for the KDE base module
 kdebase-doc - developer documentation for the KDE base module
 kdebase-doc-html - KDE base documentation in HTML format
 kdebase-kio-plugins - core I/O slaves for KDE
 kdeeject   - script used by KDE to eject removable media
 kdepasswd  - password changer for KDE
 kdeprint   - print system for KDE
 kdesktop   - miscellaneous binaries and files for the KDE desktop
 kdm        - X display manager for KDE
 kfind      - file-find utility for KDE
 khelpcenter - help center for KDE
 kicker     - desktop panel for KDE
 klipper    - clipboard utility for KDE
 kmenuedit  - menu editor for KDE
 konqueror  - KDE's advanced file manager, web browser and document viewer
 konqueror-nsplugins - Netscape plugin support for Konqueror
 konsole    - X terminal emulator for KDE
 kpager     - desktop pager for KDE
 kpersonalizer - installation personalizer for KDE
 ksmserver  - session manager for KDE
 ksplash    - the KDE splash screen
 ksysguard  - system guard for KDE
 ksysguardd - system guard daemon for KDE
 ktip       - useful tips for KDE
 kwin       - the KDE window manager
 libkonq4   - core libraries for Konqueror
 libkonq4-dev - development files for Konqueror's core libraries
Closes: 449554 458989 461401
 kdebase (4:3.5.9.dfsg.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * New upstream release.
     - Switch to libsensors4. (Closes: #458989)
   +++ Changes by Fathi Boudra:
   * Add Vcs-Browser and Vcs-Svn fields.
   * Update ConsoleKit support patch.
   * Add build-dependency on libsensors4-dev. Thanks to Aurelien Jarno.
   * Remove patches merged upstream:
     * 00_detect-autoconf
     * 02_kdm-kdmlib_branch_r752071
     * 03_nsplugins_branch_r754402
     * 04_nsplugins_regression_fix_branch_r757345
     * 44_klipper_ignore_gecko
     * 47_nsplugins_viewer_64bit_fix
   * Remove obsolete conffiles on upgrade. Thanks to Raúl Sánchez Siles.
     (Closes: #461401)
   * Add 71_kio_man_utf8 patch to support the recode feature of man-db.
     This allows the man kio slave's rendering code to work regardless of the
     source encoding of the manual page.
     Thanks to Colin Watson. (Closes: #449554)
   * Add man-db dependency to kdebase kio plugins.
   +++ Changes by Ana Beatriz Guerrero Lopez:
   * Add Homepage to source field.
   * Add ksplash.lintian override file.
   * Replace source:Version by binary:Version depency of kdesktop on kdebase-bin.
     (Both packages are arch:any)
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