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Version: 5.5.1-bp151.1.3
* Thu Oct 18 2018 Tomá? Chvátal <>
- Update to version 5.5.1:
  * Fixes build on python3.7
  * Use Unicode 11
* Sun Jul 29 2018
- Use noun phrase in summary. Trim filler wording from description.
* Wed May 16 2018
- Update to Version 5.3 (January 25, 2018)
  * A heuristic has been too conservative since version 4.2, causing a regression
    compared to previous versions: ftfy would fail to fix mojibake of common
    characters such as `á` when seen in isolation. A new heuristic now makes it
    possible to fix more of these common cases with less evidence.
- Update to Version 5.2 (November 27, 2017)
  * The command-line tool will not accept the same filename as its input
    and output. (Previously, this would write a zero-length file.)
  * The `uncurl_quotes` fixer, which replaces curly quotes with straight quotes,
    now also replaces MODIFIER LETTER APOSTROPHE.
  * Codepoints that contain two Latin characters crammed together for legacy
    encoding reasons are replaced by those two separate characters, even in NFC
    mode. We formerly did this just with ligatures such as `?` and `?`, but now
    this includes the Afrikaans digraph `?` and Serbian/Croatian digraphs such as
- Update to Version 5.1.1 and 4.4.3 (May 15, 2017)
  - These releases fix two unrelated problems with the tests, one in each version.
  * v5.1.1: fixed the CLI tests (which are new in v5) so that they pass
    on Windows, as long as the Python output encoding is UTF-8.
  * v4.4.3: added the `# coding: utf-8` declaration to two files that were
    missing it, so that tests can run on Python 2.
- Update to Version 5.1 (April 7, 2017)
  * Removed the dependency on `html5lib` by dropping support for Python 3.2.
    We previously used the dictionary `html5lib.constants.entities` to decode
    HTML entities.  In Python 3.3 and later, that exact dictionary is now in the
    standard library as `html.entities.html5`.
  * Moved many test cases about how particular text should be fixed into
    `test_cases.json`, which may ease porting to other languages.
- Update to Version 5.0.2 and 4.4.2 (March 21, 2017)
  * Added a `` that puts files such as the license file and this
    changelog inside the source distribution.
- Update to Version 5.0.1 and 4.4.1 (March 10, 2017)
  - Bug fix:
  * The `unescape_html` fixer will decode entities between `&#128;` and `&#159;`
    as what they would be in Windows-1252, even without the help of
    This better matches what Web browsers do, and fixes a regression that version
    4.4 introduced in an example that uses `&#133;` as an ellipsis.
- Update to Version 5.0 (February 17, 2017)
  - Breaking changes:
  * Dropped support for Python 2. If you need Python 2 support, you should get
    version 4.4, which has the same features as this version.
  * The top-level functions require their arguments to be given as keyword
- Update to Version 4.4.0 (February 17, 2017)
  - Heuristic changes:
  * ftfy can now fix mojibake involving the Windows-1250 or ISO-8859-2 encodings.
  * The `fix_entities` fixer is now applied after `fix_encoding`. This makes
    more situations resolvable when both fixes are needed.
  * With a few exceptions for commonly-used characters such as `^`, it is now
    considered "weird" whenever a diacritic appears in non-combining form,
    such as the diaeresis character ``.
  * It is also now weird when IPA phonetic letters, besides `?`, appear next to
    capital letters.
  * These changes to the heuristics, and others we've made in recent versions,
    let us lower the "cost" for fixing mojibake in some encodings, causing them
    to be fixed in more cases.
- Update to Version 4.3.1 (January 12, 2017)
  - Bug fix:
  * `remove_control_chars` was removing U+0D ('\r') prematurely. That's the
    job of `fix_line_breaks`.
- Update to Version 4.3.0 (December 29, 2016)
  * This version now depends on the `html5lib` and `wcwidth` libraries.
  - Feature changes:
  * The `remove_control_chars` fixer will now remove some non-ASCII control
    characters as well, such as deprecated Arabic control characters and
    byte-order marks. Bidirectional controls are still left as is.
    This should have no impact on well-formed text, while cleaning up many
    characters that the Unicode Consortium deems "not suitable for markup"
    (see Unicode Technical Report #20).
  * The `unescape_html` fixer uses a more thorough list of HTML entities,
    which it imports from `html5lib`.
  * `ftfy.formatting` now uses `wcwidth` to compute the width that a string
    will occupy in a text console.
  - Heuristic changes:
  * Updated the data file of Unicode character categories to Unicode 9, as used
    in Python 3.6.0. (No matter what version of Python you're on, ftfy uses the
    same data.)
  - Pending deprecations:
  * The `remove_bom` option will become deprecated in 5.0, because it has been
    superseded by `remove_control_chars`.
  * ftfy 5.0 will remove the previously deprecated name `fix_text_encoding`. It
    was renamed to `fix_encoding` in 4.0.
  * ftfy 5.0 will require Python 3.2 or later, as planned. Python 2 users, please
    specify `ftfy < 5` in your dependencies if you haven't already.
- Update to Version 4.2.0 (September 28, 2016)
  - Heuristic changes:
  * Math symbols next to currency symbols are no longer considered 'weird' by the
    heuristic. This fixes a false positive where text that involved the
    multiplication sign and British pounds or euros (as in '5×35') could turn
    into Hebrew letters.
  * A heuristic that used to be a bonus for certain punctuation now also gives a
    bonus to successfully decoding other common codepoints, such as the
    non-breaking space, the degree sign, and the byte order mark.
  * In version 4.0, we tried to "future-proof" the categorization of emoji (as a
    kind of symbol) to include codepoints that would likely be assigned to emoji
    later. The future happened, and there are even more emoji than we expected.
    We have expanded the range to include those emoji, too.
    ftfy is still mostly based on information from Unicode 8 (as Python 3.5 is),
    but this expanded range should include the emoji from Unicode 9 and 10.
  * Emoji are increasingly being modified by variation selectors and skin-tone
    modifiers. Those codepoints are now grouped with 'symbols' in ftfy, so they
    fit right in with emoji, instead of being considered 'marks' as their Unicode
    category would suggest.
    This enables fixing mojibake that involves iOS's new diverse emoji.
  * An old heuristic that wasn't necessary anymore considered Latin text with
    high-numbered codepoints to be 'weird', but this is normal in languages such
    as Vietnamese and Azerbaijani. This does not seem to have caused any false
    positives, but it caused ftfy to be too reluctant to fix some cases of broken
    text in those languages.
    The heuristic has been changed, and all languages that use Latin letters
    should be on even footing now.
- Update to Version 4.1.1 (April 13, 2016)
  * Bug fix: in the command-line interface, the `-e` option had no effect on
    Python 3 when using standard input. Now, it correctly lets you specify
    a different encoding for standard input.
- Update to Version 4.1.0 (February 25, 2016)
  - Heuristic changes:
  * ftfy can now deal with "lossy" mojibake. If your text has been run through
    a strict Windows-1252 decoder, such as the one in Python, it may contain
    the replacement character ? (U+FFFD) where there were bytes that are
    unassigned in Windows-1252.
    Although ftfy won't recover the lost information, it can now detect this
    situation, replace the entire lossy character with ?, and decode the rest of
    the characters. Previous versions would be unable to fix any string that
    contained U+FFFD.
    As an example, text in curly quotes that gets corrupted `â?? like this â??`
    now gets fixed to be `? like this ?`.
  * Updated the data file of Unicode character categories to Unicode 8.0, as used
    in Python 3.5.0. (No matter what version of Python you're on, ftfy uses the
    same data.)
  * Heuristics now count characters such as `~` and `^` as punctuation instead
    of wacky math symbols, improving the detection of mojibake in some edge cases.
  - New features:
  * A new module, `ftfy.formatting`, can be used to justify Unicode text in a
    monospaced terminal. It takes into account that each character can take up
    anywhere from 0 to 2 character cells.
  * Internally, the `utf-8-variants` codec was simplified and optimized.
- Update to Version 4.0.0 (April 10, 2015)
  - Breaking changes:
  * The default normalization form is now NFC, not NFKC. NFKC replaces a large
    number of characters with 'equivalent' characters, and some of these
    replacements are useful, but some are not desirable to do by default.
  * The `fix_text` function has some new options that perform more targeted
    operations that are part of NFKC normalization, such as
    `fix_character_width`, without requiring hitting all your text with the huge
    mallet that is NFKC.
  * The `remove_unsafe_private_use` parameter has been removed entirely, after
    two versions of deprecation. The function name `fix_bad_encoding` is also
  - New features:
  * Fixers for strange new forms of mojibake, including particularly clear cases
    of mixed UTF-8 and Windows-1252.
  * New heuristics, so that ftfy can fix more stuff, while maintaining
    approximately zero false positives.
  * The command-line tool trusts you to know what encoding your *input* is in,
    and assumes UTF-8 by default. You can still tell it to guess with the `-g`
  * The command-line tool can be configured with options, and can be used as a
  * Recognizes characters that are new in Unicode 7.0, as well as emoji from
    Unicode 8.0+ that may already be in use on iOS.
  - Deprecations:
  * `fix_text_encoding` is being renamed again, for conciseness and consistency.
    It's now simply called `fix_encoding`. The name `fix_text_encoding` is
    available but emits a warning.
  - Pending deprecations:
  * Python 2.6 support is largely coincidental.
  * Python 2.7 support is on notice. If you use Python 2, be sure to pin a
    version of ftfy less than 5.0 in your requirements.
- Implement single-spec version
* Mon Jul 13 2015
- Fix building on SLES 11
* Thu May 07 2015
- Use the tar-ball from
* Mon May 04 2015
- Updated to version 3.4.0
  * ftfy.fixes.fix_surrogates will fix all 16-bit surrogate codepoints, which
    would otherwise break various encoding and output functions.
  * remove_unsafe_private_use emits a warning, and will disappear in the next
    minor or major version.
- Updated to version 3.3.1
  * restores compatibility with Python 2.6.
* Mon Aug 18 2014
- Initial RPM package for version 3.3.0
Version: 5.7-bp152.1.8
* Tue Mar 10 2020 Tomá? Chvátal <>
- Update to 5.7:
  * Fixes build on python 3.8
* Mon Aug 12 2019 Marketa Calabkova <>
- Update to version 5.6
  * The unescape_html function now supports all the HTML5 entities
    that appear in html.entities.html5, including those with long
    names such as &DiacriticalDoubleAcute;.
  * Unescaping of numeric HTML entities now uses the standard library's
    html.unescape, making edge cases consistent.
  * On top of Python's support for HTML5 entities, ftfy will also
    convert HTML escapes of common Latin capital letters that are
    (nonstandardly) written in all caps, such as &NTILDE; for Ñ.