[arch-general] "error: unknown encoding UTF8: using iso88591 as fallback"

Rodrigo Rivas rodrigorivascosta at gmail.com
Fri May 29 14:09:27 UTC 2015

On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 3:41 PM, Ralf Mardorf
<ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com> wrote:
> [rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ ls -hAld /etc/fonts/*
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4.0K May 28 21:51 /etc/fonts/conf.avail
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4.0K May 19 03:19 /etc/fonts/conf.d
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5.4K Mar 24  2014 /etc/fonts/fonts.conf
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7.1K Mar 24  2014 /etc/fonts/fonts.dtd
> drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4.0K Jun 29  2013 /etc/fonts/infinality
> I can't see anything related in
> /etc/fonts/fonts.conf,               /etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf,
> /etc/fonts/conf.avail/51-local.conf, /etc/fonts/conf.avail/50-user.conf
> What ever I check, e.g
> [rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ grep encod .claws-mail/folderlist.xml
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> or lightdm.conf etc., I can't find something unusual.

Note that FontConfig configuration files are actually XML files with
extension .conf. Did you look inside all these files?
And there are likely other examples of hidden XML files (not related
to FC) without the .xml extension.
That's why I suggested the commands:

    $ grep -ir 'encoding="utf8' /etc

That will look recursively for any file with the suspicious text.

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