Bug 51643 - broken gnome menus in russian KDE
broken gnome menus in russian KDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-08-13 10:51 EDT by Leonid Kanter
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-09-25 15:38:13 EDT
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screenshot (295.52 KB, image/png)
2001-08-13 10:54 EDT, Leonid Kanter
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non-translated items, newly created user (110.58 KB, image/png)
2001-08-28 11:39 EDT, Leonid Kanter
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migrated user, translated messages (120.63 KB, image/png)
2001-08-28 11:45 EDT, Leonid Kanter
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Description Leonid Kanter 2001-08-13 10:51:40 EDT
Description of Problem:

kde panel is unable to show gnome menu items, when kde charset, listed in 
/usr/share/locale/ru/charset, is utf8, while russian entries in
/usr/share/gnome/apps/*/*.desktop are plain 8-bit koi8-r.

How Reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. start kde, select russian language and koi8-r encoding, restart kde

Actual Results:

"?" in place of cyrillic characters in gnome menus

Expected Results:

cyrillic characters must be present

Additional Information:
This problem was present in kde-2.0. In kde-2.1 (redhat-7.1) it disappeared
and now it's back again. This problem is a mirror of gnome-libs problem,
already fixed by redhat (gnome-libs-1.2.13-utf8menu.patch).
Comment 1 Leonid Kanter 2001-08-13 10:54:40 EDT
Created attachment 27517 [details]
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-08-13 11:20:38 EDT
Odd that this presumably worked in 2.1 - I've just run a diff on the code in 
question and it's the exact same thing.

Do you have the exact version of kdelibs and kdebase for the version that 
Comment 3 Leonid Kanter 2001-08-13 11:32:52 EDT
I know exactly that with kdebase-2.1.1-8 and kdelibs-2.1.1-5 everything is OK.
Comment 4 Glen Foster 2001-08-13 15:07:41 EDT
We (Red Hat) should really try to fix this before next release.
Comment 5 Leonid Kanter 2001-08-21 18:40:55 EDT
With kdebase-2.2-4 behavior has changed. Looks like it simply use non-translated
english strings from gnome .desktop files, that actually is much better than "??".
Comment 6 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-08-27 08:12:56 EDT
Does this still happen in the current version (after the Charset fixes)?
Comment 7 Leonid Kanter 2001-08-27 08:41:33 EDT
Latest rawhide kdebase is still 2.2-6. I've just verified that for newly created
user folder names are translated and item names are not translated, for both
native KDE and GNOME menu items.
Comment 8 Leonid Kanter 2001-08-28 11:37:29 EDT
Strange things happen. I have two user accounts on the same box, one migrated
from RH 7.1 and one newly created. For migrated account everything is OK with
menu and for newly created account - not. I copied ~/Desktop and ~/.kde content
to new account - nothing changed. Screenshots will follow. Hope this information
may help. kdebase-2.2-8
Comment 9 Leonid Kanter 2001-08-28 11:39:53 EDT
Created attachment 29914 [details]
non-translated items, newly created user
Comment 10 Leonid Kanter 2001-08-28 11:45:21 EDT
Created attachment 29915 [details]
migrated user, translated messages
Comment 11 Leonid Kanter 2002-09-25 16:59:32 EDT
This bug was not reproduced in 7.3 release.

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