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bug #65104: msgmerge fails to merge utf8 PO file against an iso-8859-1 POT file

Submitter:  Martin Quinson <mquinson>
Submitted:  Tue 02 Jan 2024 01:07:45 AM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open

Tue 02 Jan 2024 01:07:45 AM UTC, original submission:  


when I try to merge a file encoded in utf8 against a pot file that is encoded in latin1, I get an error message about invalid multibyte strings, and the non-ascii chars of the msgids are mangled.

Here are two files to reproduce the problem.

$ file *
iso8859.pot: GNU gettext message catalogue, ISO-8859 text
utf8.po:     GNU gettext message catalogue, Unicode text, UTF-8 text

$ grep charset= *
iso8859.pot:"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1\n"
utf8.po:"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8\n"

$ iconv -f iso-8859-1 -t UTF-8 iso8859.pot -o /dev/null
$ iconv -f UTF-8 -t latin1 utf8.po -o /dev/null

$ LC_ALL=C msgmerge utf8.po iso8859.pot
..... done.
# Language up translations for po package
# Copyright (C) 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
# This file is distributed under the same license as the po package.
# Automatically generated, 2020.
msgid ""
msgstr ""
"Project-Id-Version: po 4a\n"
"POT-Creation-Date: 2024-01-02 02:22+0100\n"
"PO-Revision-Date: 2020-04-09 17:33+0200\n"
"Last-Translator: Automatically generated\n"
"Language-Team: none\n"
"Language: up\n"
"MIME-Version: 1.0\n"
"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8\n"
"Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit\n"

#. type: =head1
#: iso8859.pod:1
#, fuzzy
utf8.po:21: invalid multibyte sequence
utf8.po:21: invalid multibyte sequence
msgid "Ttulo de prueba"

#. type: textblock
#: iso8859.pod:3
#, fuzzy
utf8.po:26: invalid multibyte sequence
utf8.po:26: invalid multibyte sequence
utf8.po:26: invalid multibyte sequence
utf8.po:26: invalid multibyte sequence
msgid "blbleble llalala"

Martin Quinson <mquinson>


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Attached Files
file #55503:  utf8.po added by mquinson (735B - text/x-gettext-translation)
file #55504:  iso8859.pot added by mquinson (700B - application/vnd.ms-powerpoint)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2024-01-02 mquinson Attached File- Added utf8.po, #55503
        Attached File- Added iso8859.pot, #55504

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