Bug 71702 - gdm renders finnish language characters oddly
gdm renders finnish language characters oddly
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-artwork (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2002-08-16 17:39 EDT by Petri Koistinen
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:45 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2002-08-23 18:13:37 EDT
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Description of this bug. (17.56 KB, image/png)
2002-08-16 18:15 EDT, Petri Koistinen
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Description Petri Koistinen 2002-08-16 17:39:40 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.79 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.18-11 i686; Nav)

Description of problem:
Weird characters on gdm login screen when Finnish language is used.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run gdm with system that has Finnish locale as default.


Actual Results:  gdm starts normaly.
At the bottom of screen there these three menus ("language", "session" and
"system", I guess, haven't looked in english.)

In finnish language there should read:
Kieli  Istunto  Jdrjestelmd

but those d (a with two dots on it) letters are rendered weirdly.
Now there reads:
Kieli  Istunto  JC$rjestelmC$

(I have heard that C$ is UTF-8 presentation of d letter, I don't know.)

Expected Results:  At the bottom of screen there should read:

Kieli  Istunto  Jdrjestelmd

Additional info:


X-Chat has similar problem. If I select Finnish as system language from gdm
menu, those characters are shown weirdly on IRC. If I select system default
language on gdm, X-Chat shows d, v and e letters correctly.
Comment 1 Petri Koistinen 2002-08-16 17:41:22 EDT
Your bugtracking system does not understand 8-bit characters.
I have to make picture about this.
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2002-08-16 17:51:32 EDT
owen is this the same as the bug about japanese?
Comment 3 Petri Koistinen 2002-08-16 18:15:24 EDT
Created attachment 71245 [details]
Description of this bug.
Comment 4 Petri Koistinen 2002-08-16 18:19:41 EDT
I hope that picture makes some sense, as that textual bug report stripped to
7-bits makes no sense. Where I can make bug report of bugzilla?
Comment 5 Owen Taylor 2002-08-16 19:33:51 EDT
gdm issue fixed in redhat-artwork-0.37-2

There is a bugzilla product in bugzilla. (Not sure if we'll fix this
particular issue unless it trickles down from upstream bugzilla, but it 
wouldn't hurt to file a bug if it isn't one already there.)
Comment 6 Petri Koistinen 2002-08-16 19:52:29 EDT
I hope that redhat-artwork-0.37-2 will work, otherwise I'll reopen this bug.

Ok, and I found already open bug about bugzilla:

Comment 7 Petri Koistinen 2002-08-23 18:13:30 EDT
OK, original bug is now fixed, but when I type password on gdm prompt it will
print weird characters. They look like this:

| 25 |
| CF |

I guess that is some keycode, but password lenght should not be displayed.

(pkoistin@cs.hit.fi is no longer valid email of mine, thoron@iki.fi is.)
Comment 8 Havoc Pennington 2002-08-23 18:22:11 EDT
That's a different bug, already in as #72433

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