Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 284931
german special characters displayed wrong sometimes
Last modified: 2010-03-30 05:54:52 EDT
Description of problem:
Having installed CentOS 5 in german results in errors when displaying special
character (known as Umlaut) in some applications, e.g. in serviceconf. This
looks like shown in the attached screenshot.
Would be great if this can be fixed. It's not a real bug, but quiet annoying.
Originally located in CentOS 5 which is directly derived from RHEL 5. I guess
that comes from using ASCII or any other encoding which isn't capable of
displaying those characters but this is just speculation by me.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
CentOS 5, all kernels, Gnome 2.16
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install CentOS 5 or RHEL 5 in german
2. take a look at different places like shown in the screenshot
german special characters are displayed wrong or with errors or
special characters should displayed correctly
Since I didn't know to what component this issue has to be filed, I've chosen
gnome-desktop, which suits best at the moment.
I know that this was something I encountered in FC 5, too. AFAIR it was ok when
using FC6, I'm sure that every character is displayed correctly in Fedora 7.
I also filed this Bug to the CentOS Bug database. See http://bugs.centos.org/
Created attachment 191821 [details]
Screenshot displaying wrong characters
Is this with all applications, or just some?
What's the output of running
at the terminal?
It appears only in some apps (actually I have only serviceconf to mention, but
I'm not sure this is the only one), other elements, e.g. the gnome-menus
showing those caracters correctly. Also applications like gedit doing right.
The output of locale shows
It seems to be a general translation error within the service configuration
tool, as all German messages aren't UTF-8 translated.
Is there any assistance necessary from the community to resolve this errors
within version 5 (Fedora, RHEL, CentOS, ...)?
I really know, that this is not a real bug, but errors within English messages
and descriptions are fixed as soon as possible.
Additional screenshots are unnecessary. The attached one is a good example.
Moving to system-config-services and proposing for FasTrack.
Contribution through Fedora is always welcome!
This would likely only need offending *.po files converted to UTF-8.
In Fedora this bug was fixed some time ago. At least in Fedora 7 it didn't emerge anymore.
Fedora 7: system-config-services-0.9.8-1
RHEL/Centos 5: system-config-services-0.9.4-1
With the next new release of system-config-services for RHEL/Centos this bug will disappear.
Details about the po file
(In reply to comment #8)
> With the next new release of system-config-services for RHEL/Centos this bug
> will disappear.
Updated Fedora package versions usually won't turn up in future RHEL-5 updates. If all parties involved ACK this bug, the fix will be backported as a patch.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.
(In reply to comment #23)
> An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
> described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
> closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
> on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
> please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
> if the solution does not work for you.
Link not accesable latest advisory is dated 2010-03-26 (RHBA-2010:0176)