Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51412
sawfish doesn't display cyrillic characters
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:43 EDT
Description of Problem:
sawfish doesn't display cyrillic characters in 'fixed' font
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start GNOME with LANG=ru_RU.koi8r
you'll see "?" in sawfish menu and in control-center
cyrillic characters must be there
Created attachment 27233 [details]
Created attachment 27234 [details]
this patch solves the problem
We (Red Hat) should really try to fix this before next release.
Created attachment 28014 [details]
sawfish 0.38-8 should fix this
Would be possible for you to explain the reason for a difference betwen
proposed and applied patches?
Sure, the font name I put in is the one we use in gnome-terminal as well, which
works in Japanese. I'm not sure the one in the other patch will work, though it
probably does; I just went with the one I know is tested.
The real fix is probably to call gettext() on these font names and have them
translated to something nice per-locale. This is what we recently did to
gnome-terminal. I'm not sure how to do that for the lisp half of the patch
though, and there's no way we'll get them translated by the next release anyhow.