Bug#360118: vim: doesn't set 'fileencoding' for compressed files

Jakub Wilk ubanus at users.sf.net
Thu Mar 30 17:37:04 UTC 2006

Package: vim
Version: 1:6.4-007+1
Severity: normal
Tags: l10n

vim doesn't set the 'fileencoding' variable for compressed files, 
despite the fact it correctly recognizes the actual file encoding 
(non-ASCII characters are shown properly).

$ grep encoding .vimrc
let &termencoding=system("locale charmap | tr -d '\n'")
set encoding=utf-8
set fileencodings=utf-8,iso-8859-2

$ printf '\xd3\xf3ps\n' > foo

$ od -t x1 foo
0000000 d3 f3 70 73 0a

$ vim foo
:set fileencoding

$ gzip foo; zcat foo.gz | od -t x1
0000000 d3 f3 70 73 0a

$ vim foo.gz
:set fileencoding

$ zcat foo.gz | od -t x1
0000000 c3 93 c3 b3 70 73 0a

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing'), (600, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.15
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=pl_PL (charmap=ISO-8859-2)

Versions of packages vim depends on:
ii  libc6                        2.3.6-3     GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libgpmg1                     1.19.6-22   General Purpose Mouse - shared lib
ii  libncurses5                  5.5-1       Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  vim-common                   1:6.4-007+1 Vi IMproved - Common files
ii  vim-runtime                  1:6.4-007+1 Vi IMproved - Runtime files

vim recommends no packages.

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Jakub Wilk

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