Missing text and icons

Bug #734023 reported by Zvika Haramaty on 2011-03-12
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This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Audacity
Confirmed
Unknown
audacity (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: audacity

Hi.
I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 with Hebrew locale, Audacity Version: 1.3.12-7.
When I open Aucity the Windows are "Empty", there is neither text nor icons.
Attaching a screenshot.

Thanks,
Zvika

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: audacity 1.3.12-7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-27.48-generic 2.6.35.11
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-27-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
AlsaCards:
 0 [Intel ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel
                       HDA Intel at 0xfe9fc000 irq 44
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Mar 12 22:40:37 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=he_IL.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: audacity

Zvika Haramaty (zy-haramaty) wrote :
Benjamin Drung (bdrung) wrote :

I ran "LANG=he_IL.UTF-8 audacity" on Ubuntu 11.04 (natty) and the menu and all other text were correctly displayed in Hebrew.

Haim (haim.n) wrote :

Hi, I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 with Hebrew too and I get the same bug,

Zvika Haramaty (zy-haramaty) wrote :

Hi.
I've tried 11.04 in a Virtual Box, and it has the same problem ...

Haim (haim.n) wrote :

Benjamin Drung, what is your default language? maybe it's work because the first you run it was in English.

Zvika Haramaty (zy-haramaty) wrote :

Hi.

Any news?
How do we proceed handling this issue?

Thanks,
Zvika

Benjamin Drung (bdrung) wrote :

My default language is German, but setting LANG should give the same result. I tried [1], but the text was shown correctly.

There must be a different between your system and my system even if I set LANG to he_IL.UTF-8. We need to know this difference to debug your problem.

[1] LC_ALL=he_IL.UTF-8 LANG=he_IL.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=he_IL.UTF-8 audacity

OK, please be more detailed. What exactly dfo you want me to do?
BTW, today I've freshed installed Ubuntu 11.4, and it suffered the same
problem.

2011/6/26 Benjamin Drung <email address hidden>

> My default language is German, but setting LANG should give the same
> result. I tried [1], but the text was shown correctly.
>
> There must be a different between your system and my system even if I
> set LANG to he_IL.UTF-8. We need to know this difference to debug your
> problem.
>
> [1] LC_ALL=he_IL.UTF-8 LANG=he_IL.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=he_IL.UTF-8 audacity
>
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> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
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> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/734023
>
> Title:
> Missing text and icons
>
> Status in “audacity” package in Ubuntu:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: audacity
>
> Hi.
> I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 with Hebrew locale, Audacity Version: 1.3.12-7.
> When I open Aucity the Windows are "Empty", there is neither text nor
> icons.
> Attaching a screenshot.
>
> Thanks,
> Zvika
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
> Package: audacity 1.3.12-7
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-27.48-generic 2.6.35.11
> Uname: Linux 2.6.35-27-generic i686
> NonfreeKernelModules: wl
> AlsaCards:
> 0 [Intel ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel
> HDA Intel at 0xfe9fc000 irq 44
> Architecture: i386
> Date: Sat Mar 12 22:40:37 2011
> InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386
> (20101007)
> ProcEnviron:
> LANG=he_IL.UTF-8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> SourcePackage: audacity
>
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Benjamin Drung (bdrung) wrote :

Can you install Ubuntu select English as your language. Then launch audacity from the terminal with "LANG=he_IL.UTF-8 audacity". Is the text shown correctly then?

Changed in audacity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Yaakov Shoham (beseg7) wrote :

I have the same bug. The bug doesn't depend on Audacity language at all.

 I've 11.04 Hebrew installation. If I connect to the Gnome-Session (the Ubuntu login screen) normally (means: in the bottom of the screen the selected language is Hebrew) - I can't see anything in Audacity; no matter which language I choose for Audacity. If I choose English in the login screen, Audacity works fine with any language.

If the session is LTR session, anything OK (but LTR - even in Hebrew) in Audacity;
if the session is RTL session, anything wrong (blank things, and RTL even in English) in Audacity.

Ariel Galil (arielgalula) wrote :

I have the same bug, but when i run Audaciry with the command LANG=he_IL.UTF-8 audacity it's work fine.

Ariel Galil (arielgalula) wrote :

I solved this problem by making Audacity run with LANG=en_US.UTF-8 environment variable but set interface language to Hebrew via Edit > Preferences > Interface.

do2or (aronrefael) wrote :

I solved this problem by typing in terminal:
LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8 audacity

steve d (stevethefiddle-gmail) wrote :

Bug still present in Ubuntu 12.04

Launching with LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8 audacity does not solve it for me.
Changing the language to English does not solve it.

Installing Audacity onto a system with the system-wide default language set to Hebrew, the problem occurs.

If I install with the system-wide default language set to English, Audacity works, but on changing the system-wide default language to Hebrew the problem appears.

As Yaakov Shoham wrote, the problem occurs whenever Ubuntu tries to make Audacity Right-to-Left. That appears to be the only contributing factor.

uwe (maabdulhaq) wrote :

Hello,

I have the same problem, still in ubuntu 12.04; this issue and other issues related to other software happen when the locale values are set and the interface is switched partially instead fully to be RTL depending on the language; im not sure what library(ies) try to do this; but i have a similar issue but less grave in lmms too.

Anyhow, to replicate this issue you will need to either switch the language of the system (so language-support in gnome3 or similar) and try to start audacity with that changed; i guess you can also do :

LANG="ar_EG.UTF-8"
LC_MESSAGES="ar_EG.UTF-8"
LANGUAGE="ar:en"
LC_NUMERIC="ar_EG.UTF-8"
LC_TIME="ar_EG.UTF-8"
LC_MONETARY="ar_EG.UTF-8"
LC_PAPER="ar_EG.UTF-8"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="ar_EG.UTF-8"
LC_NAME="ar_EG.UTF-8"
LC_ADDRESS="ar_EG.UTF-8"
LC_TELEPHONE="ar_EG.UTF-8"
LC_MEASUREMENT="ar_EG.UTF-8"

and runaudacity afterwards.

as mentioned earlier; the workaround is to change "some" of theses settings; in my case the cleaninst approach i though of was to create /usr/local/bin/audacity and have the following as content:

#!/bin/bash
LANGUAGE="en"
/usr/bin/audacity

this makes audacity read the language by default from system (I guess LANG variable) so if things are setup to use arabic or hebrew or farisi (i guess this bug will appear in all RTL languages); but it will put everything in LTR which is usable (arguably more usable for someone who is already used to the english interface for example but wants strings to be translated only)

I would suggest to raise the importance of this issue because the software is not usable if the system is setup in arabic; and the work around is very easy i guess; just have a shell script with path with precedence over /usr/bin that would check if the LANGUAGE variable is set to any rtl language; it would set it to en or whatever value fits there C maybe or take value from another variable or anything until this bug is fixed. again, this bug renders audacity unusable for anyone using arabic, hebrew as system language.

uwe (maabdulhaq) on 2012-07-08
tags: added: arabic rtl
Benjamin Drung (bdrung) on 2012-07-08
Changed in audacity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
tags: added: precise
Muhammad Haggag (mhaggag) wrote :

Still broken in 13.04

uwe (maabdulhaq) on 2014-04-24
description: updated
Changed in audacity:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
uwe (maabdulhaq) wrote :

Still broken in 14.04

roland aus köln (devzero-c) wrote :

if you use nvidia gfx card with nouveau driver, there is a chance that this issue is related to but #748184

roland aus köln (devzero-c) wrote :

bug still here, blank main manu if using hebrew interface

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