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Re: strange problem with non-ascii chars

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: strange problem with non-ascii chars
Date: Wed, 5 May 2010 19:22:25 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Wed, May 05, 2010 at 04:45:08AM -0300, Michel Boaventura wrote:
> Hello,
> I've talked about this issue some time ago as a bug which affects only  
> Windows. But now I can reproduce it also on linux.
> If I use Linux with a locale which doesn't use utf8, or on Windows  
> (which also doesn't uses utf8) the Type of the variables on
> psppire appears with strange chars. If I run psppire with a utf8  
> charset, the problem disappears.
> Its strange that it only affects the type of the variable. Name, label  
> and values works fine on both locales.
> with an utf8 locale:
> without an utf8 locale:

This is definitely a bug.  Try the attached patch.  I've tested it only very 

> The same problem happens if I try to open a file with non-ascii chars on  
> its name.
> With non utf8 locales the file just doesn't open. I get a log of errors  
> on terminal like:
> (psppire:19668): Pango-WARNING **: Invalid UTF-8 string passed to  
> pango_layout_set_text()

set the environment variable G_DEBUG to "fatal_warnings".  Then run psppire 
gdb and try to get a stack trace showing how and where that invalid UTF8 string 


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