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Re: compiling gri fails on texinfo-

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: compiling gri fails on texinfo-
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:46:38 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.9.4 (2018-02-28)

On Tue, Oct 22, 2019 at 01:23:34PM +0100, sborg63 wrote:
> Hi, when I try to compile gri (https://github.com/dankelley/gri) on a
> recent slackware64-current it fails with this error during compilation:
> > utf8 "\xF3" does not map to Unicode
> >at /usr/share/texinfo/Texinfo/ParserNonXS.pm line 1796, <FH> line
> > 19280.
> >
> >Malformed UTF-8 character: \xf3\x70\x65\x7a (unexpected
> >non-continuation byte 0x70, immediately after start byte 0xf3; need 4
> >bytes, got 1) in pattern match (m//)
> >at /usr/share/texinfo/Texinfo/ParserNonXS.pm line 3364.
> >Malformed UTF-8 character (fatal)
> >at /usr/share/texinfo/Texinfo/ParserNonXS.pm
> On this system we have now:
> texinfo-6.7-x86_64-1 

It is because Texinfo 6.7 changed the default input encoding to UTF-8
and the input is in ISO-8859-1.  The easiest way to fix this would be to 
convert the input file to UTF-8, but you could also add 
"@documentencoding ISO-8859-1" to the file.

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