iconv problem with shift_jis encoding

Bug #723708 reported by Alessandro Arzilli on 2011-02-23
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glibc (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

2.12.1 version of iconv seems to convert the utf8 character 5C (forward slash) into the shift_jis character 5C but the shift_jis character 5C gets converted into utf8 character 5CA5 (¥).
The mapping 5C/¥ for shift_jis should be the correct one.

This command reproduces the problem:

$ printf "\x5c" | iconv -f utf8 -t sjis | iconv -f sjis -t utf8 | hexdump -C

it should fail, but the sequence "c2 a5" is returned instead.

I attached a C program exposing this problem.

I am using Ubuntu 10.10, libc6 version: 2.12.1-0ubuntu10.2

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