Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 71924
UTF-8 characters displayed wrong in gdm panel
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:45:40 EDT
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Description of problem:
My system is set up to use Finnish language (LANG=fi_FI.UTF-8). On the gdm
graphical greeter the third panel item has instead of "d" (LATIN SMALL LETTER A
WITH DIAERESIS) a pair of characters "C¤" (LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A WITH
TILDE + CURRENCY SIGN). This is a result of displaying the two bytes of UTF-8
encoded character as two 8-bit Latin-1 characters.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install (null) with Finnish as default language
2.boot to runlevel 5
Actual Results: The third gdm greeter button is "JC¤rjestelmC¤"
Expected Results: The text should be "Jdrjestelmd"
Bugzilla seems to mangle any 8-bit characters in report.
Yes, this happens with Swedish as well. The word for "Language" is rendered
wrongly. There's also a problem with the translation for "Root password" in the
System-Settings. The UTF-8-characters seems to be displayed as ISO 8859-1. (But
not all of them.)
Can you try with redhat-artwork 0.37 or 0.38 if you haven't?
redhat-artwork 0.38-1 from Rawhide fixes the problem (at least in Finnish)
redhat-artwork 0.38 fixed the gdm fonts for Swedish as well. But the UTF-8
character in the translation for "Root Password" in System-Settings is still
displayed wrongly, but perhaps I should open a new bug report for that?
The "Root Password bug" was already reported:
All is fine. :)