Bug#592884: libwebkit-1.0-2: C1 control codes should not be interpreted as Microsoft characters

Vincent Lefevre vincent at vinc17.net
Fri Aug 13 16:14:35 UTC 2010

Package: libwebkit-1.0-2
Version: 1.2.3-2+b1
Severity: normal

According to the W3C[*], C1 control codes such as U+0080 should not
be interpreted as Microsoft characters. In the attached testcase,
WebKit (tested with /usr/lib/webkit-1.0-2/libexec/GtkLauncher)
renders U+0080 as a Euro symbol, which is incorrect.

[*] http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-controls
  Whereas the ISO 8859 family reserves the C1 range for controls,
  Microsoft character sets (e.g. 1250-1258) place characters in this
  range. Sometimes content authors mistakenly use the Microsoft
  character code points in creating NCRs instead of using the Unicode
  values. Because of the prevalence of this mistake, many browsers
  display the Microsoft characters in this range. This is incorrect
  behavior and further misleads the developer by incorrectly
  confirming the mistaken value. The problem may eventually be
  discovered when the data is treated by some application, or when a
  standards-conforming browser fails to display the intended

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=POSIX, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages libwebkit-1.0-2 depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0                 1.30.0-1     The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                       2.11.2-2     Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2                   1.8.10-4     The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libenchant1c2a              1.6.0-1      a wrapper library for various spel
ii  libfontconfig1              2.8.0-2.1    generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6                2.4.2-1      FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgail18                   2.20.1-1     GNOME Accessibility Implementation
ii  libglib2.0-0                2.24.1-1     The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-base0. 0.10.30-1    GStreamer libraries from the "base
ii  libgstreamer0.10-0          0.10.30-1    Core GStreamer libraries and eleme
ii  libgtk2.0-0                 2.20.1-1     The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libicu44                    4.4.1-6      International Components for Unico
ii  libjpeg62                   6b1-1        The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libpango1.0-0               1.28.1-1     Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpng12-0                  1.2.44-1     PNG library - runtime
ii  libsoup2.4-1                2.30.2-1     an HTTP library implementation in 
ii  libsqlite3-0                3.7.0-1.1    SQLite 3 shared library
ii  libstdc++6                  4.4.4-8      The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libwebkit-1.0-common        1.2.3-2      Web content engine library for Gtk
ii  libxml2                     2.7.7.dfsg-4 GNOME XML library
ii  libxslt1.1                  1.1.26-5     XSLT 1.0 processing library - runt
ii  libxt6                      1:1.0.7-1    X11 toolkit intrinsics library

libwebkit-1.0-2 recommends no packages.

libwebkit-1.0-2 suggests no packages.

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