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Bug#653125: marked as done (Farsi characters problem)



Your message dated Sun, 7 Jul 2013 19:21:18 +0200
with message-id <20130707172118.GJ5647@mykerinos.kheops.frmug.org>
and subject line Re: Processed: Closing is wrong
has caused the Debian Bug report #653125,
regarding Farsi characters problem
to be marked as done.

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Package: debian-i18n
Severity: grave
Tags: l10n
Justification: renders package unusable

Dear Maintainer,
Farsi layout is working system wide without any problem, but using terminal or vim or gvim, farsi characters are just bunch of question marks. I tried to change terminal profile's font but no success. Even no success with BiCON. I reconfigured locale package and even tried to set some env.
Here is my locale output:

LANG=fa_IR:fa
LANGUAGE=en_US:en
LC_CTYPE="fa_IR:fa"
LC_NUMERIC="fa_IR:fa"
LC_TIME="fa_IR:fa"
LC_COLLATE="fa_IR:fa"
LC_MONETARY="fa_IR:fa"
LC_MESSAGES="fa_IR:fa"
LC_PAPER="fa_IR:fa"
LC_NAME="fa_IR:fa"
LC_ADDRESS="fa_IR:fa"
LC_TELEPHONE="fa_IR:fa"
LC_MEASUREMENT="fa_IR:fa"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="fa_IR:fa"
LC_ALL=fa_IR:fa

As I told not all the applications are affected for example gedit is working fine, but the annoying part happens when I want to use services that are run from terminal. For example kannel. When I call the api and send a Farsi string, it receives all of them as question marks and send sms as just bunch of question marks.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.0.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)



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Quoting Debian Bug Tracking System (owner@bugs.debian.org):
> Processing commands for control@bugs.debian.org:
> 
> > reopen 653125
> Bug #653125 {Done: David Prévot <taffit@debian.org>} [debian-i18n] Farsi characters problem
> Bug reopened
> Ignoring request to alter fixed versions of bug #653125 to the same values previously set
> > reassign 653125 general
> Bug #653125 [debian-i18n] Farsi characters problem
> Bug reassigned from package 'debian-i18n' to 'general'.
> Ignoring request to alter found versions of bug #653125 to the same values previously set
> Ignoring request to alter fixed versions of bug #653125 to the same values previously set
> > tags 653125 + moreinfo
> Bug #653125 [general] Farsi characters problem
> Added tag(s) moreinfo.
> > thanks
> Stopping processing here.

I'm sorry but I agree with David's closure of this bug (thanks, David
for cleaning out debian-i18n bug log.....it's cool now to have you on
holidays for two months... ;-)

This bug report is too vague to be investigated and assigning it to
"general" is the best way to dig it into dust, just as closing is.

Such "bugs" are beeter being investigated with the help of people with
the appropriate knowledge, in such case Persian language users.

It is indeed quite likely here that gnome-terminal is just using a
wrong font, namely one with Persian characters.


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