E debian-changelog-file-uses-obsolete-national-encoding

All reports of debian-changelog-file-uses-obsolete-national-encoding for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The Debian changelog file must be valid UTF-8, an encoding of the Unicode character set.

There are many ways to convert a changelog from an obsoleted encoding like ISO-8859-1; you may for example use "iconv" like:

     $ iconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t UTF-8 changelog > changelog.new
     $ mv changelog.new changelog
    

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 4.4 (Debian changelog: debian/changelog) for details.

Severity: serious, Certainty: certain

Check: changelog-file, Type: binary

Evolution of the debian-changelog-file-uses-obsolete-national-encoding Lintian tag over the past 366 days:

History of debian-changelog-file-uses-obsolete-national-encoding

Emitted (non-overridden): 2, overridden: 0, total: 2

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