All reports of debian-control-file-uses-obsolete-national-encoding for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The Debian control file should be valid UTF-8, an encoding of the Unicode character set.

There are many ways to convert a control from an obsoleted encoding like ISO-8859-1; you may for example use "iconv" like this:

     $ iconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t UTF-8 control >
     $ mv control

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 5.1 (Syntax of control files) for details.

Severity: serious, Certainty: certain

Check: control-file, Type: source

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