In Ubuntu 14.04 window titles look incorrect if LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.KOI8-R or LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.CP1251

Bug #1319841 reported by Alexander Safronov on 2014-05-15
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Bug Description

If LC_CTYPE is put to ru_RU.KOI8-R in /etc/default/locale the Russian coded window titles look incorrect (with rectangles instead of the letters). In other places KOI8-R encoded text is displayed correctly. At the same time Ubuntu 12.04 works correctly with LC_CTYPE="ru_RU.KOI8-R".

Content of my /etc/default/locale is shown below:
LANG="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_NUMERIC="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_MONETARY="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_PAPER="ru_RU.UTF-8"
LC_NAME="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_ADDRESS="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_TELEPHONE="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_MEASUREMENT="ru_RU.UTF-8"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="en_US.UTF-8"
GDM_LANG="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_CTYPE="ru_RU.KOI8-R"
LC_COLLATE="ru_RU.KOI8-R"

uname -a
Linux sn-y510p 3.13.0-24-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 23:30:00 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I can not identify package this bug is related to.

Resolution of this bug is important because some users and firms in Russia have numerous texts coded with KOI8-R and CP1251 (two language) encodings. Recoding of these texts to UTF-8 would cause 2 times increasing of required disk space because in UTF-8 each Russian character takes two bytes while in CP1251 and KOI8-R it takes only one byte. Generally, conversion to UTF-8 is not reasonable in the case of Russian language.

Alexander Safronov (chainik11) wrote :

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tags: added: bot-comment
description: updated
summary: - Window titles look incorrect if LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.KOI8-R
+ In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Window titles look incorrect if
+ LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.KOI8-R
summary: - In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Window titles look incorrect if
- LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.KOI8-R
+ In Ubuntu 14.04 window titles look incorrect if LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.KOI8-R
description: updated
description: updated
description: updated
summary: - In Ubuntu 14.04 window titles look incorrect if LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.KOI8-R
+ In Ubuntu 14.04 window titles look incorrect if LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.KOI8-R or
+ LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.CP1251
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