On apr-27-99's build, apprunner failed to render non-English text in menu & menuitems. To reproduce it, you'll need to set up your workstation to support non-ascii font if they are not there yet. I was told that this is a known problem. If so, please make it a dup. Shall you need assistance in reproducing the problem, feel free to contact me or momoi. Thanks
Created attachment 182 [details] The navigator.xul, which contains JA text, used to produce the problem
My sample translations of Menu and Menuitems are showing correctly as Japanese with 5/7/99 Win32 M6 build. I
My sample .xul file was used on Japanese Windows and where these Japanese characters will be displayed correctly. But this is not true on US Windows or any other language Windows since the menus are using Native widgets. So this still remains a problem.ˇ
Changing QA contact to myself
This also affects having international data in the menus for Go, Bookmarks and What's Related Book Marks and What's Related sill display correctly in the sidebar, but without this fix, they will display as garbage in the menus.
reassigning to saari
Hi, Saai: Would you please consider fixing this problem by M7? L10n group will start localization work by M7. Please feel free to let us know if we can be of any help. Thanks
Yep, I'll take a look.
So what should menus do when they have international text on a non-international system? (I don't even know if MacOS for example can do this at all) In particular is there a different OS call I should be making?
see bug #5402 for a patch to fix this on the mac.
This is a dup 5402 and should be fixed now...
Does this mean the problem is fixedon Linux as well? How about other native widgets such as FilePicker and others/
No, Tague fixed it for the Mac only. This bug report is for all platforms, but it would be easier to process if it was for a single platform. This bug report is for menus and menu items, not the file picker and others.
Menus should be ok on Windows and Mac now. GTK doesn't have international support yet, and won't until 1.4 or so.
In that case, we should keep this bug open until Linux issue is resolved.
erik, is there a workaround for this? Can we not display Japanese menu/menu items using native widgets there with the assumption that the .xul file is in UTF-8.
GTK does not support Unicode directly. It may do so in 1.3/1.4. In the meantime, we are first going to support the current locale (e.g. Japanese), and maybe in the future multilingual menus if possible. Japanese does not work in Mozilla GTK menus yet.
pushing to M8 to keep on the near term radar
Still an issue, but setting target M10
Ok, Mac menus are as internationalized as they are going to get, and we have XPMenus on the other platforms that should be international safe. Marking fixed.
There is a XML parser problem in M9 that will cause Mozilla to crash in loading UTF-8 encoded DTD files. Therefore, I won't be able to verify this fix until that bug is fixed.
Verified on Linux and NT builds. Reassign QA contact to Bom-Sheek to verify it on Mac.
Verified fixed in 1999-08-30-09-M10 Mac bld.