All reports of desktop-entry-contains-encoding-key for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The Encoding key is now deprecated by the FreeDesktop standard and all strings are required to be encoded in UTF-8. This desktop entry explicitly specifies an Encoding of UTF-8, which is harmless but no longer necessary.

The desktop-file-validate tool in the desktop-file-utils package is useful for checking the syntax of desktop entries.

Refer to for details.

Severity: wishlist, Certainty: certain

Check: menu-format, Type: binary

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