Bug#360501: libtext-csv-perl: Fails to parse non-ASCII encoding (?)

Niko Tyni ntyni at iki.fi
Sun Apr 2 20:52:15 UTC 2006

retitle 360501 libtext-csv-perl: Should allow non-ASCII encodings
severity 360501 wishlist
tags 360501 upstream

On Sun, Apr 02, 2006 at 08:35:32PM +0200, Gilles Sadowski wrote:
> Package: libtext-csv-perl
> Version: 0.23-5
> Severity: important

> For every entry that contains accented characters, the "parse" method
> returns failure.
> Does the module only deal with the ASCII character encoding?


yes, it only deals with ASCII. This is upstream bug #1760 on CPAN,
<http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=1760>. The workaround
is to use the 'binary' attribute.

As this is also documented behaviour (see the CAVEATS section of the
manual page), I'm downgrading the bug to wishlist and marking it as
an upstream bug. Since the last upstream release was in 2001, the bug
is unfortunately unlikely to get fixed. Deviating the Debian behaviour
after all these years doesn't seem like a good option to me either.

Niko Tyni	ntyni at iki.fi

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