Wrong entities in ISOamsr.ent of xml-iso-entities-8879.1986

Bug #1456793 reported by Benoit Guillon on 2015-05-19
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sgml-data (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The bug occurs in my current install, but I think it is still there in the last sgml-data release (0.2.10)

Description: Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS
Release: 12.04
sgml-data: 2.0.6

What is expected:
The entity ≈ declared in the ISOamsr.ent file should by mapped to the Unicode Character 0x02248

<!ENTITY asymp "&#x02248;" ><!--ALMOST EQUAL TO -->

What is found instead in ISOamsr.ent:

<!ENTITY asymp "&#x224D;"> <!-- EQUIVALENT TO -->

I think the currently wrong value (224D) was right in 2003, but it has changed since that date. I can follow the changes with the docbook releases that show that it has been modified in the 4.4 release in 2005. By the way other changes have occured in these entity declarations. &asymp; is just an example of the inconsistencies.

The Ubuntu install does not use the mainstream docbook entities but rather relies on the sgml-data package to define the XML entities, therefore the bug applies whatever docbook release is installed.

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