Lintian Reports (Beta Testing)

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

The NEWS.Debian 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 NEWS.Debian > $ mv NEWS.Debian

Severity: error

Check: debian/changelog

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