Package: reportbug
Version: 6.6.3
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

During the initial configuration of reportbug I was prompted for a real name.
Unfortunately using umlauts results in the following exception:

What real name should be used for sending bug reports?
[root]> Linus Lüssing
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/reportbug", line 2211, in <module>
  File "/usr/bin/reportbug", line 1081, in main
    return iface.user_interface()
  File "/usr/bin/reportbug", line 1197, in user_interface
  File "/usr/bin/reportbug", line 578, in offer_configuration
    realname = realname.decode(charset, 'replace')
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/encodings/", line 16, in decode
    return codecs.utf_8_decode(input, errors, True)
UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xfc' in position 7: 
ordinal not in range(128)

Regards, Linus

-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:

** /root/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "6.6.3"
mode standard
ui text
realname "Linus Luessing"
email ""
header "X-Debbugs-CC:"

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.3
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i586)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-586
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt     
ii  python            2.7.9-1
ii  python-reportbug  6.6.3
pn  python:any        <none>

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
pn  claws-mail                               <none>
pn  debconf-utils                            <none>
pn  debsums                                  <none>
pn  dlocate                                  <none>
pn  emacs23-bin-common | emacs24-bin-common  <none>
ii  file                                     1:5.22+15-2+deb8u1
ii  gnupg                                    1.4.18-7
ii  msmtp-mta [mail-transport-agent]         1.4.32-2
pn  python-gtk2                              <none>
pn  python-gtkspell                          <none>
pn  python-urwid                             <none>
pn  python-vte                               <none>
pn  xdg-utils                                <none>

Versions of packages python-reportbug depends on:
ii  apt     
ii  python-debian     0.1.27
ii  python-debianbts  1.12
pn  python:any        <none>

python-reportbug suggests no packages.

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