.desktop entry contains invalid utf-8

Bug #37779 reported by Daniel James
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

I recieved this error when updating.. it was during

Setting up desktop-file-utils (0.10-1ubuntu9) ...
Installing new version of config file /etc/gnome/defaults.list ...

The error I received was:

[Invalid UTF-8] Could not parse file '/usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop': desktop entry contain line 'Comment[nb]=Surf p\xe5 nettet' which is not UTF-8

Revision history for this message
Gary Coady (garycoady) wrote : Fix for invalid UTF-8

Patch to convert the byte <E5> into the character å (what <E5> represents in ISO-8859-1).

Changed in firefox:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
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Rocco Stanzione (trappist) wrote :

This bug still exists after my latest upgrade.

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Richard Laager (rlaager) wrote :

Justification: This breaks building and installation of other packages

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Dennis Kaarsemaker (dennis) wrote : Re: [Bug 37779] .desktop entry contains invalid utf-8

 status FixReleased

Fixed with the ubuntu11 version.

Changed in firefox:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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