Opened 12 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#3666 closed defect (fixed)

Encoding error in Portuguese, French and German, Italian

Reported by: humitos Owned by: cjb
Priority: Unspecified by Maintainer Milestone: Unspecified
Component: Words Version: Unspecified
Severity: Unspecified Keywords:
Cc: humitos, dirakx, cjl Distribution/OS: Unspecified
Bug Status: Unconfirmed


Steps to reproduce it:

  1. Open words activity
  2. Select Portuguese in the right selector
  3. Type "nasty"
  • The same happens for French in the word "kiwi"
  • The same happens for German in the word "hair brush"
  • The same happens for Italian in the word "bamboo"


The translated words are shown in the Translation Entry, but they are an incorrect encoding. It should be Unicode.

Expected behaviour:

Show the translated words in the correct encoding.


  • jhbuild in Fedora 17
  • git version of words-activiy

This ticket is related with: #3571

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Change History (3)

Changed 12 years ago by humitos

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by cjl

  • Cc dirakx cjl added

I think the IDP file format (where the Words word lists are derived from) is only capable of ASCII representation:

There are some strange hacks described in order to get diacritic marks "encoded" in this ACSII format. The use of ASCII by Words should obviously be replaced by Unicode and the diacritic mark hacks in the word lists modified.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by quozl

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In current version, translations are shown with correct encoding.

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