Debian Bug report logs - #544289
links2: Doesn't support UTF-8

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Package: links2; Maintainer for links2 is Axel Beckert <>; Source for links2 is src:links2.

Reported by: Samuel Thibault <>

Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 12:09:03 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version links2/2.2-1

Fixed in version links2/2.3~pre1-1

Done: Axel Beckert <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to, Gürkan Sengün <>:
Bug#544289; Package links2. (Sun, 30 Aug 2009 12:09:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Samuel Thibault <>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Gürkan Sengün <>. (Sun, 30 Aug 2009 12:09:13 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Samuel Thibault <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: links2: Doesn't support UTF-8
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 13:54:33 +0200
Package: links2
Version: 2.2-1+b1
Severity: normal


links2 doesn't support the UTF-8 character set (the now-default
character set of Debian).

Language and character set should rather be fetched from the current
locale setting BTW (setlocale() then nl_langinfo(CODESET), as already
used in the X case).


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages links2 depends on:
ii  libc6                  2.9-23            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libdirectfb-1.2-0      1.2.7-2           direct frame buffer graphics - sha
ii  libgpm2                1.20.4-3.2        General Purpose Mouse - shared lib
ii  libjpeg62              6b-15             The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libpng12-0             1.2.38-1          PNG library - runtime
ii  libssl0.9.8            0.9.8k-4          SSL shared libraries
ii  libsvga1               1:1.4.3-27        console SVGA display libraries
ii  libtiff4               3.8.2-13+b1       Tag Image File Format (TIFF) libra
ii  libx11-6               2:1.2.2-1         X11 client-side library
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

links2 recommends no packages.

links2 suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

Information forwarded to
Bug#544289; Package links2. (Mon, 01 Feb 2010 12:12:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Gürkan Sengün <>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. (Mon, 01 Feb 2010 12:12:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Gürkan Sengün <>
Subject: links2: Doesn't support UTF-8
Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2010 13:11:07 +0100

Could you test this version with UTF-8, it should fix the issue.
If it's good, it needs a sponsor:


Added tag(s) pending. Request was from Axel Beckert <> to (Fri, 09 Jul 2010 09:06:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Axel Beckert <>:
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Bug acknowledged by developer. (Fri, 09 Jul 2010 15:36:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #17 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Axel Beckert <>
Subject: Bug#544289: fixed in links2 2.3~pre1-1
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2010 15:32:09 +0000
Source: links2
Source-Version: 2.3~pre1-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
links2, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to main/l/links2/links2_2.3~pre1-1.debian.tar.gz
  to main/l/links2/links2_2.3~pre1-1.dsc
  to main/l/links2/links2_2.3~pre1-1_i386.deb
  to main/l/links2/links2_2.3~pre1.orig.tar.gz
  to main/l/links2/links_2.3~pre1-1_i386.deb

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

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Axel Beckert <> (supplier of updated links2 package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2010 17:08:56 +0200
Source: links2
Binary: links2 links
Architecture: source i386
Version: 2.3~pre1-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Gürkan Sengün <>
Changed-By: Axel Beckert <>
 links      - Web browser running in text mode
 links2     - Web browser running in both graphics and text mode
Closes: 510417 544289 556118
 links2 (2.3~pre1-1) unstable; urgency=low
   [Gürkan Sengün]
   * New upstream version.
     + Supports UTF-8 (Closes: #544289)
   * debian/rules: drop dh_desktop call.
   * Bump debhelper version to 7.
   * Added debian/watch file.
   [Axel Beckert]
   * Added myself to Uploaders
   * Bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.0 (no changes)
   * Move to Source Format "3.0 (quilt)"
   * Apply patch by Mats Erik Andersson <>
     abort if an SSL certificate doesn't validate and update it to fit to
     2.3pre1 sources. (Closes: #510417)
   * Added appropriate prerm and postinst scripts for links, too
     (Closes: #556118, LP: #443391)
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