Bug 122992 - balsa translation encodings bad?
balsa translation encodings bad?
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: balsa (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: John Dennis
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Reported: 2004-05-11 02:52 EDT by Warren Togami
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-27 11:31:33 EDT
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Description Warren Togami 2004-05-11 02:52:28 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6)
Gecko/20040418 Firefox/0.8

Description of problem:
[warren@laptop warren]$ file /usr/share/applications/net-balsa.desktop
/usr/share/applications/net-balsa.desktop: UTF-8 Unicode text


Balsa's .desktop file is encoded UTF-8, but it appears that multiple
strings were converted improperly and appear as garbage.  [ja] is one
example above of 文字化け, but there appear to
be several more.

文字化け = unintelligible sequence of characters

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Comment 1 Warren Togami 2004-05-11 02:54:36 EDT
Doh, I thought our Bugzilla could handle unicode characters.  I guess
I was wrong. =)
Comment 2 Eido Inoue 2004-05-12 16:10:31 EDT
Comment #1: Our bugzilla DOES handle Unicode just fine. Your browser
must be borked. Here's proof (notice that the e-mail to eng-i18n-list
is also encoded properly):

Comment 3 Warren Togami 2004-05-19 05:45:50 EDT
日本語 another test... sorry.
Comment 4 Nakai 2004-05-19 06:35:40 EDT
The upstream balsa should use intltool to handle .desktop file message.
Comment 5 Nakai 2004-05-19 06:38:01 EDT
nihongo test

Comment 6 Nakai 2004-05-19 07:08:04 EDT
Comment 7 Nakai 2004-05-24 14:06:16 EDT
Balsa fixed and closed this issue in its CVS HEAD.
So the necessary fix should happen with its next new release. FYI
Comment 8 Warren Togami 2004-05-25 20:41:51 EDT
I am guessing that we probably wont see this unless we upgrade to
their 2.1.x development branch, which would also require us to include
gmail in the distribution.  Perhaps this would be best moved to Extras
ASAP, that way we can take advantage of gpgme capability too.

Comment 9 Craig Routledge 2004-09-26 11:12:53 EDT
Fedora Core Test 2 includes the 2.2.x series.  Suggest closing this on

As far as I know, Sylpheed still requires GPGME 0.3 whereas Balsa
wants 0.9.

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