meta bug: i18n/l10n/localizability issues on Solaris

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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Tracking
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RESOLVED WONTFIX
18 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: tao, Assigned: Frank Tang)

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Description

18 years ago
Problems:
This meta bug keeps track of all i18n/l10n/localizability issues reported
on Solaris.

PROBLEMS
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1. Input

We can not input Chinese/Korean Characters in navigator URL field and
some other input areas.  the input method can be invoked, and the preedit
area is correct, the lookup choices (Candidates) are correct too, but no
Chinese/Korean  characters can be committed into those fields. However we
can input Chinese/Korean in Composer/Mail.

The bug has been already reported in
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=47568 and
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52416.

There is a workaround on Linux platform. However, now we don't have good
solution for Solaris (dtwm). We can make a patch for Solaris htt server
not to grab input focus. (See 4390729 in BugTraq)

2. Fonts/Display

The Chinese characters in the GUI of Netscape, includingMail, Composer...,
are displayed irregularly, some of them are very large while others are
very small. Masaki saw this problem in japanese locale on some Linux
distributons. How about when you change the chinese fonts to Solaris fonts?

3. Printing

We cannot print Chinese/Korean webpages from the current version, we need
to know what we should provide for Chinese/Korean locales in order to be
able to  print Chinese/Korean webpages.

known problem. http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=55021. Hanaki-san
of JLC has collected information from ALC. We should ask base team to change
defaults/pref/unix.js to include font preferences for Korean and Chinese.

4.GBK support

not all of the GBK Characters can be displayed in UTF-8/GBK
locales althoug all of the GBK Characters are included in Unicode2.1/3.0.

For zh and zh.GBK locale problem, Masaki found the problem that Mozilla try
to create default_prefs.js under application directory. When it fails,
Mozilla won't start. In Solaris environment, Mozilla's application
directory does not have write-permission for normal user, so this
problem happens. I'm not sure whey this happens only when zh and zh.GBK
locale. The bug is already filed in BugZilla and I've added my comments,
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=18989

nsconv does not work at UNICODE -> ASCII in chinese locale. UnicodeToGBK
and UnicodeToGB2312 converter don't work on SPARC Solaris:
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=60823. -- has patch from Masaki-san.

GBK characters can not be dispalyed properly
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=60826 -- patch available from
Masaki-san.

HOW TO REPRODUCE
----------------

To reproduce the problems, you need to do the following steps:

1. download the Netscape6 PR3 build for SPARC and install onto a Solaris
   machine. SUN have just released Preview Release 3 for Solaris. You can
   download it from http://www.sun.com/solaris/netscape .

2. install the attached Asian L10N package(including Simplified Chinese,
   Traditional Chinese and Korean Language). Install steps as follow:

   a. gunzip the attatched file: "Asian_L10N_package.tar.gz"
   b. untar the result file:  "Asian_L10N_package.tar".
   c. pkgadd -d  Asian_L10N_package/sparc.

Then, switch Region/Language to these Asian lauguages, and you will see the
problems.

The attached files include some images to specify some problems, such as
irregularly display of Chinese characters in the menu, and wrong display
of some GBK Chinese characters(some display right, but some display as "?").
 and I also attached the GBK files which content all the GBK characters.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

18 years ago
Created attachment 19592 [details]
GBK problem...
(Reporter)

Comment 2

18 years ago
Created attachment 19593 [details]
GBK test file
(Reporter)

Comment 3

18 years ago
Created attachment 19595 [details]
ZH menu problem
(Reporter)

Comment 4

18 years ago
I am having problem attaching "Asian_L10N_package.tar.gz" to this bug.
I put it in the URL field instead.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
(Reporter)

Updated

18 years ago
Depends on: 18989, 47568, 52416, 55021, 60823, 60826

Updated

18 years ago
Depends on: 61108

Updated

18 years ago
Depends on: 61422

Updated

18 years ago
Depends on: 60941

Updated

18 years ago
Depends on: 60943

Updated

18 years ago
Depends on: 54998

Updated

18 years ago
No longer depends on: 18989

Comment 5

18 years ago
I've added some critical bugs in dependency field.

Comment 6

18 years ago
Add myself to cc list.
To request to add Sun Localization team alias.
(Reporter)

Updated

18 years ago
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.0
(Reporter)

Comment 8

18 years ago
handing over to ftang
Assignee: tao → ftang
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW

Updated

18 years ago
Depends on: 67732, 69139

Updated

18 years ago
Depends on: 67520

Updated

18 years ago
Depends on: 66744

Comment 9

18 years ago
Changed QA contact to ylong@netscape.com.
QA Contact: teruko → ylong
(Assignee)

Updated

18 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Keywords: meta

Updated

18 years ago
Depends on: 61197

Comment 10

18 years ago
Adding myself to CC:

Q: Should Xprint module bugs be included in the "depends on" list - or is the
Xprint module a "dead option" ?

Updated

18 years ago
Depends on: 25226

Updated

18 years ago
Depends on: 71489

Updated

18 years ago
Depends on: 72525

Updated

18 years ago
Depends on: 74670

Comment 11

18 years ago
This is Sun issue.  I changed QA contact to katakai-san.
QA Contact: ylong → katakai
(Assignee)

Comment 12

17 years ago
meta bug. mark this as ---
Target Milestone: mozilla1.0 → ---

Updated

17 years ago
Depends on: 75814

Updated

17 years ago
Depends on: 80230

Updated

17 years ago
Depends on: 80111

Comment 13

17 years ago
Stupid question: Shouldn't Xprint be tracked by this bug, too ?
(Assignee)

Comment 14

17 years ago
meta bug, not really a bug. move to future to get off the radar.
Target Milestone: --- → Future
(Assignee)

Updated

17 years ago
Component: Internationalization → Tracking
Target Milestone: Future → mozilla1.0
(Assignee)

Updated

17 years ago
Target Milestone: mozilla1.0 → mozilla1.1
(Assignee)

Comment 15

17 years ago
move all my "tracking" bug to "M1"
Target Milestone: mozilla1.1 → M1
(Assignee)

Comment 16

16 years ago
this tracking bug lost it's meaning now. mark it as wontfix
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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