#195 tuxpaint-config: translated text strings appear as "?????" question mark characters


I would like to report here and confirm a bug reported at launchpad:
'Sorry for my English.

Ubuntu 10.04 i386 and x86_64 — when system language is Russian, tuxpaint-config show many "?" instead of text (see screenshot). If system language change to English, text in tuxpaint-config is ok, but on English.'

Screenshot attached: https://launchpadlibrarian.net/64223524/TuxPaintConfig1.png


Same happens with greek translation, confirmed by a greek user and myself. You may try it using this command:
LANGUAGE="el_GR:el" LANG="el_GR.UTF-8" LC_ALL="el_GR.UTF-8" tuxpaint-config

I tried recreating and replacing the .mo file with the latest one from http://www.tuxpaint.org/help/po/#tpc and it's still problematic. I think the problem is with the code of tuxpaint-config, line 195 ( http://tuxpaint.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/tuxpaint/tuxpaint-config/src/tuxpaint-config.cxx?view=markup ) where you set the codeset. I think it should be utf-8.

I use Ubuntu 12.10 and the package tuxpaint-config (0.0.12-3) from the official ubuntu apt repositories.


  • Savvas Radevic

    Savvas Radevic - 2013-01-12

    I think it should be utf-8.

    .. or bind_textdomain_codeset() should not be used at all. Of course, I'm not sure how that would affect the Windows/MacOSX users. :)

    Last edit: Savvas Radevic 2013-01-12
  • Skarmoutsos Vangelis

    I confirm this bug using Debian 8 with greek locale and Tuxpaint-config 0.0.12


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