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Wnational-encoding

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.68. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.114.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 1af554a. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check files/encoding.

Visibility: warning

Renamed from:

A file is not valid UTF-8.

Debian has used UTF-8 for many years. Support for national encodings is being phased out. This file probably appears to users in mangled characters (also called mojibake).

Packaging control files must be encoded in valid UTF-8.

Please convert the file to UTF-8 using iconv or a similar tool.

The following 1405 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 16966 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 1440 overrides. The tag performed 92% of the time.