compiling apps for utf8
kai.thomsen at gmx.de
Tue Nov 11 23:39:58 UTC 2003
On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 03:15:46 +0100, Christoph Wickert wrote:
> Is there a way to compile applications for utf8 support.
> E. g. I installed zenity (a dialog replacement for gnome2), but it
> wont show German special characters like Ã Ã¤ Ã Ã¶ Ã Ã¼.
> "Datei wÃ¤hlen" (Select File) becomes
> "Datei whlen"
There /is/ actually a typo in zenity-1.6/po/de.po, line 432 ("Whlen Sie
eine Datei"), but if you refer to German umlauts or non-ASCII characters
in general, I'll have to say: "Works for me." The LANG variable is set
> And even the fedora packages have errors: The Gimp dialog "Layers and
> Channels" is "Ebenen und KanÃ¤le" in German, but the window title is
> "... Kanle"
Hmmm, I don't observe this problem here, either. The "tip of the day"
window has no content when the GIMP runs in a UTF-8 locale, though.
> Is there a way to stop this? I don't want to switch back to iso8859-1
> or 8859-15, because this causes even more problems.
Which setting does LANG have on your machine before you start those
programs? (What does `locale' output?)
BTW, Evolution failed to specify the character encoding (UTF-8) in your
posting, so my quotes above will appear garbled.
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