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Bug 79097 - help browser is garbled
help browser is garbled
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnucash (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2002-12-05 12:28 EST by David Monniaux
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:32 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2003-01-15 00:28:21 EST
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image of the help browser (16.51 KB, image/png)
2002-12-05 12:28 EST, David Monniaux
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Description David Monniaux 2002-12-05 12:28:15 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20021003

Description of problem:
In the main text of the help browser, every other character is replaced by a
hollow square.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Launch gnucash
2.Open help browser

Actual Results:  The text in the help sections is garbled in the following way:
characters alternate every other one between the regular text and "hollow
squares", probably signalling invalid characters. 

Expected Results:  The text should have appeared legibly.

Additional info:

I use the Ximian Evolution-related updates.
Comment 1 David Monniaux 2002-12-05 12:28:50 EST
Created attachment 87564 [details]
image of the help browser
Comment 2 Michael Lee Yohe 2002-12-05 12:46:06 EST
At the console if you specify:

LANG=en_US gnucash

Does the problem still appear?

I think the help file is not written in unicode (utf8) format.  If the LANG
switch works for you, it can be a temporary workaround.
Comment 3 David Monniaux 2002-12-05 13:05:48 EST
Setting LC_ALL to C is indeed a temporary workaround.
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2002-12-09 13:05:47 EST
Hm, it works for me. Will have to investigate some more.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2003-01-15 00:28:21 EST
This works ok for me with 1.7.7-1.

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