#7733 BLOC 8.2.0 (: Cannot install Wikipedia-10.xo

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#7733: Cannot install Wikipedia-10.xo
   Reporter:  tomeu     |       Owner:  tomeu                        
       Type:  defect    |      Status:  new                          
   Priority:  blocker   |   Milestone:  8.2.0 (was Update.2)         
  Component:  sugar     |     Version:  Git as of bug date           
 Resolution:            |    Keywords:  8.2.0:? blocks?:8.2.0 relnote
Next_action:  diagnose  |    Verified:  0                            
  Blockedby:            |    Blocking:                               

Comment(by cscott):

 For a concrete example of the danger of assuming UTF-8 encoded filenames,
 see #6777.  Since Spanish can be represented comfortably in ISO-8859-1,
 the Peru deployment created a poetry bundle with the bundle name
 'poesía-a.xol', which is logical -- except they encoded 'poesía' in
 ISO-8859-1, which is invalid UTF-8 (the UTF-8 encoding is different for
 the 'í') and so "library stuff broke".  If we continue to assume UTF-8
 encoding of filenames sent over dbus, we will continue to have "stuff
 break" when naive users create files named in their native language on
 non-XO systems and then move those files/bundles to the XO.

 All that said; that's probably a separate bug.  I'm pretty sure the two-
 line patch above will address the problem sufficiently to prevent a
 regression in 8.2.0.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/7733#comment:18>
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