Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 870319
abiword has double-encoded utf strings in Norwegian strings in gui elements
Last modified: 2013-11-23 14:36:57 EST
Created attachment 633686 [details]
Screenshot of abiword with broken Norwegian UTF8 characters
Description of problem:
abiword has wrongly coded, possible double-encoded utf, Norwegian strings in gui elements
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start abiword with Norwegian locales, like this: LANG=nb_NO.UTF-8 abiword
2. Watch something that looks like double-encoded characters everywhere special Norwegian characters are used in GTK elements like buttons or menues
Strings with special Norwegian characters are displayed wrongly, possible because of double-encoded UTF8. Example: The word "språk" (language) is displayed as "sprÃ¥k"
special Norwegian characters æøå ÆØÅ displayed as such.
See attached screenshot for more examples.
This is still a bug in fedora 18. Updating version.
Seems this is simply an error in the coding of the xml file. Its contents should be iso8859-1, but the file is encoded as utf8. A trivial conversion with iconv fails, so I have converted the file manually. I have made a patch that builds and gives the expected result.
Created attachment 692803 [details]
Fixes double encoding in nb_NO strings.
Co-reported to upstream:
Can you test this against abiword 3, currently in Fedora 20
libgsf-1.14.28-1.fc19,abiword-3.0.0-4.fc19,sugar-write-94-1.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
Package libgsf-1.14.28-1.fc19, abiword-3.0.0-4.fc19, sugar-write-94-1.fc19:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing libgsf-1.14.28-1.fc19 abiword-3.0.0-4.fc19 sugar-write-94-1.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
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I can confirm that this is fixed in abiword-3.0.0-4.fc19
libgsf-1.14.28-1.fc19, abiword-3.0.0-4.fc19, sugar-write-94-1.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.