Bug 51412 - sawfish doesn't display cyrillic characters
Summary: sawfish doesn't display cyrillic characters
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sawfish
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-08-10 11:23 UTC by Leonid Kanter
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:35 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-08-15 19:45:56 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
screenshot (147.23 KB, image/png)
2001-08-10 11:25 UTC, Leonid Kanter
no flags Details
this patch solves the problem (872 bytes, patch)
2001-08-10 11:28 UTC, Leonid Kanter
no flags Details | Diff
patch applied (898 bytes, patch)
2001-08-15 19:45 UTC, Havoc Pennington
no flags Details | Diff

Description Leonid Kanter 2001-08-10 11:23:33 UTC
Description of Problem:

sawfish doesn't display cyrillic characters in 'fixed' font

How Reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. start GNOME with LANG=ru_RU.koi8r

Actual Results:

you'll see "?" in sawfish menu and in control-center

Expected Results:

cyrillic characters must be there

Additional Information:

Comment 1 Leonid Kanter 2001-08-10 11:25:07 UTC
Created attachment 27233 [details]

Comment 2 Leonid Kanter 2001-08-10 11:28:32 UTC
Created attachment 27234 [details]
this patch solves the problem

Comment 3 Glen Foster 2001-08-10 20:01:49 UTC
We (Red Hat) should really try to fix this before next release.

Comment 4 Havoc Pennington 2001-08-15 19:45:50 UTC
Created attachment 28014 [details]
patch applied

Comment 5 Havoc Pennington 2001-08-15 19:47:02 UTC
sawfish 0.38-8 should fix this

Comment 6 Eugene Kanter 2001-08-15 21:23:00 UTC
Would be possible for you to explain the reason for a difference betwen 
proposed and applied patches?

Comment 7 Havoc Pennington 2001-08-15 21:27:33 UTC
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.

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