Bug 625777 - gedit crashes when opening an ISO-8859-1 encoded file.
gedit crashes when opening an ISO-8859-1 encoded file.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gedit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2010-08-20 08:22 EDT by Cassio
Modified: 2011-06-28 10:21 EDT (History)
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Description Cassio 2010-08-20 08:22:21 EDT
Description of problem:

gedit seems to consistently crash whenever I try to open an ISO-8859-1 encoded file.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Name        : gedit
Arch        : i686
Epoch       : 1
Version     : 2.30.2
Release     : 1.fc13
Size        : 13 M
Repo        : installed

How reproducible: Always.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open gedit
2. save a blank file choosing as encoding Western ISO-8859-1.
3. close gedit and then try to open the file.
Actual results:

process gets killed with a signal 11 (SIGSEGV) 

Expected results: the file should be opened.

Additional info:

writing and saving an ISO-8859-1 encoded file in VIM and then trying to open it in gedit causes the editor to give an error saying it doesn't recognize the encoding of the file and an option to select the encoding. Choosing Western ISO-8859-1 enables me to open the file. This opportunity is not given when trying to open a file if it was created in gedit itself. Also, I believe gedit recognized this automatically before. Some update must have caused this bug.
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