Description of problem:
I am trying to use Kile+Okular under Fedora 16 to write me thesis using XeLaTeX. I use SyncTex to synchronize these two applications. It worked fine in Fedora 15, but in 16 it doesn't work. Investigating a bit, I found that Okular have problems with reading synctex data from the directory with utf8 characters in its name. This is the result when I try to open okular manually:
[hedayat@hedayat-lap ~]% /usr/bin/okular --unique "file:/mnt/hedayat/درس<200c>ها/پروژه پایانی/final_report/thesis.pdf#src:1599/mnt/hedayat/درس<200c>ها/پروژه پایانی/final_report/thesis.tex"
SyncTeX Warning: No tag for /mnt/hedayat/??????/????? ??????/final_report/thesis.tex
As can be seen, it replaces utf8 characters with '?', and then it is unable to load synctex data.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. create a tex document using Kile in a directory with non-latin characters.
2. Configure Kile's build options for PDFLatex/XeLaTeX to use "Modern" build (which generates SyncTeX data)
3. Compile your document using PDFLatex or XeLaTeX
4. Try ForwardPDF
Document opens in Okular, but it doesn't go the the same line as you are in Kile.
It should open the document on the same line as where you are in Kile in the document.
If I create a symlink to my document in a path with only Latin characters, ForwardPDF works fine. However, still when I Shift+Click in a part of document in Okular, it doesn't go to the same line in Kile... It could be a separate bug though.
What is your system locale set to? It should be an @UTF-8 locale.
My locale is fa_IR.utf8
But I have also tried en_US.UTF-8 and encountered the same error.
FYI, ".utf8" is deprecated, you should be using fa_IR.UTF-8 instead. But that's probably not the problem here.
Yes, as I said I've also tried en_US.UTF-8. About .utf8, this is what Fedora has set by itself (I have changed my language using Gnome's language preferences). If it is deprecated, a separate bug against Fedora or maybe Gnome should be filled. Fedora 15 also used .utf8. But I remember that in older Fedora releases it was UTF-8. (Maybe UTF-8 is deprecated in favor of .utf8?!).
Uhm, we'll have to ask the glibc/gettext maintainers there. (There used to be .utf8 at some point, then .UTF-8 became the standard way to write it, maybe they changed their mind again. :-/ ) But it's not the problem. I guess Okular is using toLatin1 or toAscii (or an implicit toAscii, i.e. a missing to* call) instead of toLocal8Bit on the QString. Why this regressed compared to earlier releases, I don't know, we'll have to check the upstream history.
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It happened in Fedora 17 too.
Same in Fedora 18. This is really a bug in okular. The other way around works just fine: if I shift+click a part of the document, kile jumps to the specified line. But can't use ForwardPDF in Kile to open the specified line in Okular.
Mind filing a bug upstream @ bugs.kde.org ? That's likely what it'll take to get this resolved properly. (It'll take someone who is experiencing this to have a dialog upstream, else I'd help do it).
Ok, done. Thanks!
Yay, upstream fix in hand.
okular-4.9.5-2.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
okular-4.9.5-2.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing okular-4.9.5-2.fc18'
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I don't know why, but it seems that the problem still exists. I wonder if it is related to upstream or the fedora package?
OK, I'm silly. I didn't apply the patch properly in the 4.9.5-2 build. I'll try to fix it properly now. :-/
okular-4.9.5-3.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
okular-4.9.5-3.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.