charpick applet from mate-applets doesn't show unicode char name
There is a general cross-distro problem with "Character Palette" applet for MATE panels. The applet derives from Gnome2 and in Gnome2 it showed Unicode char name in pop-up title when cursor was held over each symbol.
E. g., if you hold cuscor over "—", it showed "EM DASH", if over "©", it showed "COPYRIGHT SIGN" etc.
Now in MATE it only shows the same words "Insert special character", "Insert special character", "Insert special character" over any symbol. I can't recognize invisible symbols such as NBSP with that.
I was advised at GitHub to post here: https:/
Thanks to alexsl, he said, "to show unicode char name this applet should built with HAVE_GUCHARMAP defined and you need to have gucharmap installed. This applet can take unicode char name only from gucharmap. I think this is responsibility of your package builder to build this applet with HAVE_GUCHARMAP and gucharmap as dependency".
He later said: "applet must be built with HAVE_GUCHARMAP defined, then this applet can read char names from gucharmap. But package builders (ubuntu, fedora and may be other too) build this package without HAVE_GUCHARMAP. You can try to ask package builders to rebuild it with this option."
Can you please fix this so I feel again like in Gnome2?
|Changed in ubuntu-mate:|
|status:||New → Triaged|
|importance:||Undecided → Low|