'utf8' codec can't decode bytes ... invalid data

Bug #449488 reported by Matt Wheeler on 2009-10-12
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself
Ubuntu Translations
Ubuntu Catalan Translators

Bug Description

Received this error email:


Hello Matt Wheeler,

On 2009-10-12 08:03z (57 minutes ago), you uploaded a file with Catalan
(ca) translations for gpaint-2 in Ubuntu Karmic package "gpaint" to

The file could not be imported because of text encoding problems. This
may indicate that the file does not specify the correct encoding, or
that it contains garbled or truncated text data.

The specific error message was:

'utf8' codec can't decode bytes in position 19-21: invalid data

For your convenience, you can find the file you uploaded at:

Thank you,

The Launchpad team


My upload was not related to translations

That file seems to mix Latin-1 encoded strings (initial comment at the top of the file) with UTF-8 translations below, and thus can't be imported by Launchpad.

Launchpad notifies you because you are the most likely person to be able to do something about it (i.e. it's probably an upstream problem, but Launchpad doesn't know yet how it can notify upstream, so it tries the next best thing: a packager). I suggest you (or someone else) file a bug upstream for this file.

Changed in rosetta:
status: New → Invalid

I am also adding ubuntu-translations bugtask since they might be the "someone else" who'd take care of it for us :)

Adi Roiban (adiroiban) wrote :

Can someone from Ubuntu Catalan team take a look at gpaint translation from Karmic.

Acording to Danilo's comment, the catalan translation is not imported into Launchpad since it has mixed codepages.



Changed in ubuntu-translations:
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Catalan Translators (ubuntu-l10n-ca)
status: New → Confirmed

It seems this bug is *really* old... Is it still relevant?

Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Victor Vargas (kamus) wrote :

Please could somebody test if this behaviour is still present in latest release included in Ubuntu Lucid/Maverick? Thanks.

Changed in ubuntu-translations:
importance: Undecided → Low

Marking as invalid as gpaint is not being translated in Launchpad any more

Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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