Re: Problems with special characters

Christoph Fabianek <e9725236 stud4 tuwien ac at>(by way of Christoph Fabianek <e9725236 stud4 tuwien ac at>) 


I have the following problem with Gnumeric 1.0.1: Text containing special
characters (e.g., äöüß) is not displayed correctly in the cells i.e., it only
displays the characters till the first special character (example:
"zurückgeben" becomes "zur"), although the text is shown completely in the
"data entry area".

I have recently set up my computer from scratch (Debian/testing with gnumeric
from unstable) and perhaps something is missing, but no other applications
(including Gnome-Apps) show this behaviour. Does anyone know a solution?

I had the same problem, when I was running Gnumeric in an invalid locale. If
you run it in an ISO-8859-1 locale, e.g. en_US, the strings render

I had my xterms configured with en_US, so things looked right when
starting Gnumeric from an xterm. But the desktop had locale "english",
which doesn't exist.

I fixed it by manually changing a line in ~/.gnome/gdm, under section
[session], from "lang=english" to "lang=en_US".

I believe the gdm's (gnome login window's) language selector maintains
this entry in the file, but there seemed to be no way to select a
valid English locale. A Debian packaging problem?

Hope this helps.

Jon Kåre

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