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Bug 106994 - translated menu is missing in XEmacs
translated menu is missing in XEmacs
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xemacs-sumo (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jens Petersen
Depends On: 111781
Blocks: CambridgeTarget
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Reported: 2003-10-14 06:42 EDT by Nakai
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-12-08 19:59:13 EST
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Description Nakai 2003-10-14 06:42:17 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
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):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run XEmacs in LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8 or ja_JP.eucJP environment.
2. See menu
3. English.

Actual Results:  English

Expected Results:  Japanese

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jens Petersen 2003-10-15 07:37:47 EDT
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...)
Comment 2 Nakai 2003-10-15 13:07:09 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Jens Petersen 2003-10-17 09:03:02 EDT
Ok, I guess you're right.  However I'm not sure if we have a good unicode
font to cover this?
Comment 4 Jens Petersen 2003-10-17 09:17:13 EDT
I'm re-enabling menu translations for native CJK encodings in
xemacs-sumo-20031003-2 and xemacs-21.4.14-2.
Comment 5 Nakai 2003-10-20 02:01:29 EDT
Fonts in 


will help you
Comment 6 Jens Petersen 2003-12-08 19:59:13 EST
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.
Comment 7 Jens Petersen 2003-12-08 23:23:57 EST
If we get a unicode font included in the distro, then it
should be possible to fix this problem.

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