Bug 85765 - International characters not working in gimp
Summary: International characters not working in gimp
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gimp
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nils Philippsen
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-07 10:51 UTC by Stefan Ekman
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:51 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-03 01:46:55 UTC

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Description Stefan Ekman 2003-03-07 10:51:21 UTC
Description of problem:

When using the text tool in gimp. You cant write international characters åäö
(aring, auml and ouml). They are represented by twobyte codes instead. If I
choose a twobyte font, then gimp is not finding the when pushing OK.

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How reproducible:

Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get a swedish keyboard
2. Open Gimp and make a blank picture
3. Press texttool
4. Select for example bookman(urw)-light-14
5. Type text including åäö (aring, auml, ouml)

Actual results:

åäö (aring, auml, ouml) is represented by other characters.

Expected results:

Correct characters

Additional info:

If I choose times(adobe) i get a warning about that it is a two-byte typeface
and ISO10646-1, medium, 14pt. The characters are shown correctly in the dialog,
but when I press OK I get an alert telling that gimp cant find

Comment 1 Stefan Ekman 2003-03-07 11:50:35 UTC
Starting gimp from a terminal like this make it work:

export LANG=sv_SE

Comment 2 Nils Philippsen 2004-04-03 01:46:55 UTC
This is a deficiency in gimp-1.2.x which can't cope really well with
Unicode characters. Fixed in gimp-2.0.0 packages for upcoming Fedora
Core 2.

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