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Re: Gnome 2.0: strange behaviours & questions

Sven LUTHER writes:

 > > file-roller returns:
 > > /usr/share/omf/file-roller/file-roller/file-roller-ru.omf:5: error: 
 > > Input is not proper UTF-8, indicate encoding !
 > > and some strange characters that I can't understand. Maybe this is a
 > > known bug, I've read something similar about XML ... if it's known
 > > forgive me.
 > > This behaviour affects a lot of other packages: gnome-control-center2
 > > for example.
 > This is a known bug, just erase the file, and you will no more see the
 > problems (they are only needed for russian locales anyway). See the list
 > archive for more details on this problem.

Or, if you prefer, you can just change the first line of
file-roller-ru.omf to specify that the file is using ISO-8859-5
(Cyrillic) encoding rather than the default UTF-8:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-5" standalone="yes"?>

(I also changed standalone to 'yes', since the file is standalone.)
How did this ever get into upstream?  Perhaps Sebastien could make the
change manually to eliminate all of the user confusion, at least until
upstream clues in.

All the best,


David Megginson, david@megginson.com, http://www.megginson.com/

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