Lintian Reports (Beta Testing)

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

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

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

$ iconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t UTF-8 copyright > $ mv copyright

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 12.5 (Copyright information) for details.

Severity: error

Check: debian/copyright

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