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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
Verified fixed in 1999-08-30-09-M10 Mac bld.