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

doc-base files must be valid UTF-8, an encoding of the Unicode character set.

There are many ways to convert a doc-base file from an obsolete encoding like ISO-8859-1. You may, for example, use "iconv" like:

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

Refer to Debian doc-base Manual section 2.3.2 (Syntax of the control file) for details.

Severity: important, Certainty: certain

Check: menus, Type: binary

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