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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 36290] New: - <copy filtering="on"> mutilates LATIN1 text files
Date Sun, 21 Aug 2005 10:48:39 GMT
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http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=36290

           Summary: <copy filtering="on"> mutilates LATIN1 text files
           Product: Ant
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: Core tasks
        AssignedTo: dev@ant.apache.org
        ReportedBy: anathaniel@apache.org


It is well documented that filtering may corrupt binary files.  I now found 
that a similar issue exists with text files.

When a text file with LATIN1 encoding is read assuming UTF-8 encoding, then a-
umlaut and other non-ASCII characters are replaced by '?' because these LATIN1 
byte values are not valid UTF-8 sequences.

Now this is what happens if this task

  <copy filtering="on" todir="bar">
    <fileset dir="foo">
      <include name="**/*.xml"/>
    </fileset>
  </copy>

is applied to XML files with encoding="iso-8859-1" on a platform with UTF-8 as 
default encoding.

The easy workaround is to set explicitly <copy filtering="on" todir="bar" 
encoding="iso-8859-1">.  This also copies correctly UTF-8 encoded files 
containing multi-byte character sequences.  Token replacement of ASCII strings 
also works correctly independent of the encoding.

My proposal is now to make this the default behaviour for the <copy> task:
If no explicit encoding is specified, do not use the platform dependent default 
encoding (which may be UTF-8) but always use iso-8859-1.

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