Re: severe problems with fonts under russian locale with gnumeric-0.71

We must thanks to Ximian's gnome-print, for that it makes most major GNOME
applications unusable craps for at least all CJK multibyte Linux/UNIX environment.
KDE(most are from Qt2 feature, though) and Microsoft(all are from evil proprietary
power, though) do this much better.

Gnumeric, gedit, dia, Evolution and all that depends on gnome-print are broken.
We cannot input Japanese chars into Gnumeric without patch because it uses font
lists from gnome-print but gnome-print doesn't have correct fonts.

I believe gnome-print is #1 in the hall of shame for GNOME i18n, and I wonder
why that name uses 'gnome-' officially.

On Tue, 30 Oct 2001 16:30:15 +0400 (SAMT)
Vlad Harchev <hvv hippo ru> wrote:


 Gnumeric 0.71 contained attempt to improve font loading for multibyte locales
(it was stated in release notes).
 Unfortunately at least with version 0.71 there are severe problems using
gnumeric under russian locale - with any font of any style and size, the font
gnumeric uses for displaying russian is iso8859-1 encoding. It was tested with
gnome-print-0.31 already containing my recent fix to gnome-rfont.c (that
turned all gdk_font_load to gdk_fontset_load) - with that fix it would be
impossible to get font not suitable for displaying all locale's characters.

 This new behaviour makes gnumeric non-usable under single-byte non-latin1

 It would be nice if it was fixed


 Best regards,

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