All reports of debian-tests-control-uses-national-encoding for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:
The debian/tests/control file should be valid UTF-8, an encoding of the Unicode character set.
There are many ways to convert a file from an encoding like ISO-8859-1; you may for example use "iconv" like:$ iconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t UTF-8 file > file.new $ mv file.new file
This tag has not been emitted in any package tested by Lintian.