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Old 05-25-2008, 03:50 AM   #1
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Problems with iconv and ISO-8859-1


I have some problems with the program iconv because it cannot convert between ISO-8859-1 and UTF-8. For example, when I install a program with APT (Debian):
manconv: iconv_open ("UTF-8//IGNORE", "ISO-8859-1"): Invalid argument
A lot of programs have the same problem, for example when I copy a text in ISO to a Scite text editor:
Can not iconv ISO-8859-1 UTF-8
I've tried reconfiguring the locales and reinstalling glibc, but without results.

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Can anybody help me?
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on debian lenny I had something similar:

manconv: iconv_open ("UTF-8//IGNORE", "euc"): Invalid argument

sudo -u man mandb --no-purge --quiet --create --debug | less

wrong: iconv -f euc -t UTF-8//IGNORE < /usr/local/share/man/japanese.euc/man1/sweep.1
right: iconv -f EUC-JP -t UTF-8//IGNORE < /usr/local/share/man/japanese.euc/man1/sweep.1

So it turned out there were wrong file names.

I ran from /usr/local/share/man:

rm japanese.euc
mv jp.euc jp.euc-jp
ln -sf jp.euc-jp japanese
ln -sf jp.euc-jp ja_JP.ujis
ln -sf jp.euc-jp ja_JP.eucJP
ln -sf jp.euc-jp ja_JP



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