Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#4621 closed defect (fixed)

icon entities cannot be unicode or Rsvg chokes

Reported by: walter Owned by:
Priority: Unspecified by Maintainer Milestone: Unspecified
Component: Sugar Version: Git as of bugdate
Severity: Unspecified Keywords: AU1B
Cc: godiard, dnarvaez Distribution/OS: Fedora
Bug Status: Unconfirmed


_SVGLoader in processes entities in order to map Sugar icons into user colors. It then calls Rsvg to generate the icon SVG. All is well if the icon colors are type str, but if they are type unicode, Rsvg generates an error.

In the Comments class in Sugar Journal icon colors are extracted from metadata using json.loads. This call (at least on F19) converts all strings to type unicode. Hence the comment icons are not rendering since they trigger the problem described above.

A simple fix is to convert the icon colors to str with encode('ascii', 'replace') after the call from json.loads. A more robust fix might be to test for unicode in

I've prepared both patches. Which would be best?

Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by godiard

  • Cc godiard added; gonzalo removed

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by godiard

This issue has already happen in other places, should be good solve it on

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by dnarvaez

Can you post the error please? I'd expect pygobject to autoconvert the string.

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by dnarvaez

  • Cc dnarvaez added

Answering myself:

TypeError: Item 0: Must be number or single byte string, not unicode

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by godiard

The fix have sense, please push.

comment:7 Changed 11 years ago by dnarvaez

(The reason pygobject is not taking unicode as it normally does is that this function is explicitly requiring an uint8 array, not a string)

comment:8 Changed 11 years ago by walter

I've moved the conversion to where the entities are first mapped in New PR coming in a few minutes.

comment:9 Changed 11 years ago by Walter Bender

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

Ensure entity value is type str

There are times when the entity value passed in for substitution
is of type unicode. This causes Rsvg to fail when processing the
SVG. This patch checks for unicode and converts it to utf-8.

Fixes #4621

Changeset: ec5f064c10d902958eb49035b2c35f91a7055267

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