#56 utf support

Davy Durham

i am a russian user and have utf8 locale - and i can't
normally see russian filenames in fileselection dialog. May
be this can be solved by changing my locale to old koi8,
but don't want to do this by really it's not a good


  • Davy Durham
    Davy Durham

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  • Davy Durham
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    I'm not sure what version you're using. But recent versions
    actually have a Russian translation.

    Simply set the LANG and LANGUAGE env vars to 'ru' (and unset
    any LC_ env vars.. or I suppose set them all to 'ru' too).

    (And you'll need the 'ru' locale package installed for your

    When the locale is 'ru' ReZound sets the font to something
    with a KOI-8 encoding and that should make the file dialogs
    show the filenames properly.

    If, however, you still want to see things in english, I
    suppose you could delete the
    '/usr/local/share/locale/ru/LC_MESSAGES/rezound.mo' file so
    that you would get the font encoding without the translations.

    But I'll keep you in mind when I develop the configuration
    dialog.. On the section where you can set the font, I'll
    allow you to choose fonts with whatever encoding you like.

    Does this help?

    -- Davy

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    I have LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8 locale and maybe that this is the
    problem - rezound trys to set font's encoding to koi8, when
    It sees, that language is 'ru'; but In my case It should use
    fonts with utf-8 encodings with this language.

    Maybe I didn't have such problems, if I used koi8-r locale,
    but sooner or later this locale should be replaced by utf,
    and I think all new and developing programs should support
    it properly. Besides, most of my other programs work fine
    with it.

    p.s. this is my rezound (latest version - took binary rpm)
    filechoose dialog:
    http://spiderman.pisem.net/screen3.jpg - for my oppinion it
    doesn't look like the problem is just wrong font..


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    This feature seems very important while most modern distributions (like ubuntu) come with UTF-8 by default and I dont want to change my locale for only one program.
    And, let's say this program is the tool I'm looking for!

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    I forgot to say: the german translation is visible but some characters are displayed the wrong way. Maybe this occurres in other languages as well to non-latin characters