Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 83824
German package description is only displayed to the first special character
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:50:56 EDT
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Description of problem:
The German package descriptions are not displayed properly: The text is cut off
from the occurence of the first umlaut on (ï¿½, ï¿½, ï¿½; maybe other special
characters will also produce this, but I couldn't observe that until now). To be
precise, the umlaut itself is also not displayed any more, but most of the time
it is obvious that one should follow because you can guess the word from the
For example, for the kernel-source package I'd only see the description "Der
Quellcode f", when there should probably follow a description like "Der
Quellcode fï¿½r den Linux-Kernel..." or something similar.
The text is never cut off at arbitrary points, it's every time at the points
where such umlauts occur, and if none occur (which, however, is very rare), it
is displayed perfectly to the end.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use German localization.
2. Start Update Agent.
3. Download packages.
4. Marvel at the mutilated descriptions.
Hm, I see that there are some problems with German special characters here as
well. I hope the message I wanted to convey is clear nevertheless (the umlauts I
am talking about are ae, oe and ue, here in their transcription as plain
Created attachment 89954 [details]
Screenshot of Update Agent while displaying a truncated description
hmm, any idea when this bug started? or has it
always been broken?
looks like I wasnt setting the charset properly,
should be fixed with 3.1.16 or higher
Fix confirmed with up2date-3.1.15-7.