Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 73600
X login dialog: translated button labels are missing.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:26 EDT
Description of Problem:
Translated labels "> Language", "> Session" and "> System" in the low left
corner are empty, only three ">" are visible next to each other if system
language is ru_RU.UTF-8. The rest of the screen is properly translated.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. default install, select Russian in the list of included languages.
2. set Russian default or edit /etc/sysconfig/i18n by hand and set LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8
3. set runlevel 5
translated labels are missing buttons have only "> " on them.
Buttons with translated labels
Confirmed, this is pretty strange. The translations in the theme file look good,
they are valid UTF-8 and look like Russian to me. Maybe a problem with missing
But the date/time shows up fine. Does the button label use different font?
There is a similar behavior in gimp tips dialog. See attached. The fonts where
there are no cyrillic glyphs show up as a square. But tips text does no show up
at all. Not even as squares. This gimp problem only happens in UTF-8. However
switching system language to ru_RU.KOI8-R does not fix login screen.
Created attachment 75364 [details]
ru_RU.UTF-8: GIMP Tip of the Day
This problem is still present in 8.0.91
We should try experimenting with changing the font for that text
in the theme file in /usr/share/gdm/themes/Bluecurve
*** Bug 80325 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
i ve noticed in /usr/share/gdmt/themes/bluecururve that bluecurve use sans font.
unfortunately these fonts has not support to greek character set (greek users
under linux mainly use msft fonts and some other low quality free fonts)
So i ve tried to change san to other fonts (msft) but didnt worked (may be i did
it wrong way- i edited bluecurve.xml.in replacing sans bold 21 with albany).
The problem remained the same but with albany fonts.
Is it possible you add support for the greek characters in sans fonts?
it will be great for greek redhat users. :)
We'd certainly take changes to add greek support to Sans-serif (or better,
send the changes to Keith Packard for inclusion in fontconfig - email@example.com)
My understanding was that we don't have any greek fonts in the distribution, though.
Note on the offtopic part:
(monotonic) Greek will work fine if you have the fonts.
The common set of free TrueType Greek fonts is:
- Rather low quality outlines
- Named using trademarked names
- Of questionable origin
So it's not really shippable. I have some plans to convert the
OmegaSerifGreek font we ship as part of TeX into a usable form.
The FreeFront project (http://savannah.nongnu.org/download/freefont/)
includes Greek, you might want to install that. (There are some format
issues that make it undesirable for inclusion in Red Hat.)
Taking GDM target/blockers.
The login screen works fine with current packages (aside for some strings
that aren't yet translated... redhat-artwork was just added to i18n.redhat.com
and needs some work for Russian)
The GIMP tips problem is presumably a dup of bug 68725 (which, BTW, is
a quick fix for a motivated person to do and test out.)
In latest phoebe gdm-184.108.40.206-1 is still broken. Greeting string (translation of
Welcome to...) and menu items are shown as non-interpreted utf, while
translation of "enter your name" and date are OK.
The raw UTF-8 you are seeing is something different... a problem
with intltool generating incorrect output for the Bluecurve GDM
theme in redhat-artwork. There should be another bug open about
that though I dont' know the bug # offhand.