manpage "fr" has both ISO8859-1 and UTF-8 versions

Bug #631219 reported by Olivier Mengué on 2010-09-06
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: wireless-tools

The package contains an obsolete set manpages (fr.ISO8859-1) redundant with the UTF-8 set.
As the standard locale for Linux systems are currently UTF-8 based (and in particular Ubuntu), the ISO8859-1 set could be removed.

The proper fix would be to have manpages in pure ASCII to be encoding independent. See for example the manpage for 'usermod' in the 'passwd' package.

$ dpkg -L wireless-tools | grep 'man/fr.'
/usr/share/man/fr.ISO8859-1
/usr/share/man/fr.ISO8859-1/man8
/usr/share/man/fr.ISO8859-1/man8/iwevent.8.gz
/usr/share/man/fr.ISO8859-1/man8/iwgetid.8.gz
/usr/share/man/fr.ISO8859-1/man8/iwlist.8.gz
/usr/share/man/fr.ISO8859-1/man8/iwspy.8.gz
/usr/share/man/fr.ISO8859-1/man8/iwconfig.8.gz
/usr/share/man/fr.ISO8859-1/man8/iwpriv.8.gz
/usr/share/man/fr.ISO8859-1/man7
/usr/share/man/fr.ISO8859-1/man7/wireless.7.gz
/usr/share/man/fr.UTF-8
/usr/share/man/fr.UTF-8/man8
/usr/share/man/fr.UTF-8/man8/iwevent.8.gz
/usr/share/man/fr.UTF-8/man8/iwgetid.8.gz
/usr/share/man/fr.UTF-8/man8/iwlist.8.gz
/usr/share/man/fr.UTF-8/man8/iwspy.8.gz
/usr/share/man/fr.UTF-8/man8/iwconfig.8.gz
/usr/share/man/fr.UTF-8/man8/iwpriv.8.gz
/usr/share/man/fr.UTF-8/man7
/usr/share/man/fr.UTF-8/man7/wireless.7.gz

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: wireless-tools 30~pre9-3ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-24.42-generic 2.6.32.15+drm33.5
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-24-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Sep 6 02:55:06 2010
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Netbook 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429.4)
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=fr_FR.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: wireless-tools

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