Ubuntu

O, I am fortune-mod's fool! Several Shakespeare mis-attributions

Reported by Nicholas Tollervey on 2010-08-03
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
fortune-mod (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: fortune-mod

Ubuntu Lucid. fortune-mod version 9708. Pacakge fortune-mod 1:1.99.1-3.1ubuntu4

Example of the bug:

$ fortune
A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!
  -- Wm. Shakespeare, "Henry VI"

Expected output:

$ fortune
A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!
  -- Wm. Shakespeare, "Richard III"

The above quotation is found in this file: /usr/share/games/fortunes/literature.u8

Obviously the line is from Shakespeare's play Richard III *NOT* Henry VI.

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_III_(play)#Cultural_references for more information.

Changed in fortune-mod (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
summary: - Shakespeare mis-attribution
+ Shakespeare mis-attributions

Found another:
%
An honest tale speeds best being plainly told.
                -- William Shakespeare, "Henry VI"
is actually from King Richard III. Act iv. Sc. 4. according to http://www.bartleby.com/100/138.23.html

Another:
%
Harp not on that string.
                -- William Shakespeare, "Henry VI"
[Shakespeare.—King Richard III., Act IV. Scene 4. (Richard to Queen Elizabeth.)] -- http://www.bartleby.com/77/679.html

The whole file needs to be checked!

summary: - Shakespeare mis-attributions
+ O, I am fortune-mod's fool! Several Shakespeare mis-attributions
Changed in fortune-mod (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
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