Description of problem:
audacious does not display correctly file name in both main window and tray
popup (status icon plugin) when using non-UTF8 locales.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run a terminal with any non-UTF8 locale, e.g.:
LANG=en_US.ISO8859-1 xterm -e "/bin/bash --noprofile --norc"
2. Rename existing music file to some name using 8-bit ISO8859-1 characters, e.g:
mv something.mp3 ÐËÁÐ.mp3
3. Run audacious from this session, and load the file.
The ISO8859-1 characters are displayed incorrectly in main window, however they
are displayed correctly in the playlist window. Also if you enable the status
icon plugin and hold the mouse above the tray icon some time, the appearing
popup window will contain garbled characters instead of the proper glyphs.
The attached screenshot displays a Russian file name (in ru_RU.CP1251 locale)
correctly in the playlist window, and shows as empty in the main window, and as
garbled characters in the tray status icon window.
Created attachment 296646 [details]
The screenshot of the bug
The font issue in the main window is unlikely to get fixed for the 1.4 series.
In the preferences there is an option (Appearance->Use Bitmap fonts if
available) which can be disabled in order to use system font for track name
display, which will contain the full necessary charset to display these
characters (this is already used for the playlist, which is why the display
there is correct).
I can not reproduce the status icon issue, this works for me (i.e. it displays
the correct file name and no gibberish)
Try a more elaborated command line, perhaps it will "work":
LANG=en_US.ISO8859-1 G_FILENAME_ENCODING=ISO8859-1 G_BROKEN_FILENAMES=1 xterm -e
"/bin/bash --noprofile --norc"
I forgot to say that the filename displays in the popup window only if the music
file contains no tags. Just in case, I have prepared a mp3 file (legal to
distribute), renamed to ÐËÁÐ.mp3 which exhibits this bug:
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