Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 106994
translated menu is missing in XEmacs
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:32 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; ja-JP; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20030225
Description of problem:
XEmacs menu is English in Fedore core.
There was Japanese, French or other translated menu in
xemacs on Red Hat Linux 9.
This is anti-improvements for upper version and
English is bug in Japan.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run XEmacs in LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8 or ja_JP.eucJP environment.
2. See menu
Actual Results: English
Expected Results: Japanese
Yes, I'm afraid I don't know of an easy to fix this, since the toolkit
used for the XEmacs menubar doesn't support utf-8 encoding afaik.
So until xemacs moves to a modern toolkit I don't there is anyway to
deal with this.
(If one tries to start the xemacs in RHL 9 in ja_JP.UTF-8 locale, a spew
of X warnings appear and the X window never materializes on the screen...)
I don't think so, because XEmacs menus doesn't recognize EUC-JP. It just
depends on libc/X locale system. So, with an appropriate font specify and
UTF-8 converted resources, it should works with ja_JP.UTF-8.
I understand your priority for this issue is not so high for this product.
Ok, I guess you're right. However I'm not sure if we have a good unicode
font to cover this?
I'm re-enabling menu translations for native CJK encodings in
xemacs-sumo-20031003-2 and xemacs-21.4.14-2.
will help you
I'm afraid I think it is a bit much to add fonts just to
get the menubar to appear in ja, so I would like to close
this for now. From upstream's point of view, core XEmacs
doesn't even have utf-8 support, so a menubar for utf-8
is probably not a high priority either I'm afraid.
If we get a unicode font included in the distro, then it
should be possible to fix this problem.