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Bug 79097 - help browser is garbled
Summary: help browser is garbled
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnucash
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-05 17:28 UTC by David Monniaux
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:32 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-01-15 05:28:21 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
image of the help browser (deleted)
2002-12-05 17:28 UTC, David Monniaux
no flags Details

Description David Monniaux 2002-12-05 17:28:15 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20021003

Description of problem:
In the main text of the help browser, every other character is replaced by a
hollow square.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Launch gnucash
2.Open help browser

Actual Results:  The text in the help sections is garbled in the following way:
characters alternate every other one between the regular text and "hollow
squares", probably signalling invalid characters. 

Expected Results:  The text should have appeared legibly.

Additional info:

I use the Ximian Evolution-related updates.

Comment 1 David Monniaux 2002-12-05 17:28:50 UTC
Created attachment 87564 [details]
image of the help browser

Comment 2 Michael Lee Yohe 2002-12-05 17:46:06 UTC
At the console if you specify:

LANG=en_US gnucash

Does the problem still appear?

I think the help file is not written in unicode (utf8) format.  If the LANG
switch works for you, it can be a temporary workaround.

Comment 3 David Monniaux 2002-12-05 18:05:48 UTC
Setting LC_ALL to C is indeed a temporary workaround.

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2002-12-09 18:05:47 UTC
Hm, it works for me. Will have to investigate some more.

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2003-01-15 05:28:21 UTC
This works ok for me with 1.7.7-1.

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