nm-applet can't handle wlan SSIDs containing non-ASCII chars

Bug #197995 reported by Peter Kerekfy on 2008-03-03
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network-manager-applet (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: network-manager-gnome

Recently I have discovered that nm-applet does not list wlan networks with non-ASCII characters in the SSID name.

However iwlist detects and shows the network and since this certain SSID contains a non-UTF-8 character the terminal only shows me a "?".

You may think that this bug is a duplicate of #27171 or #75554 but I think it is a different bug because it is about the handling of non-ASCII/non-UTF-8 characters in nm-applet.

$ dpkg -l | grep network-manager-gnome
ii network-manager-gnome 0.6.5-0ubuntu10 network management framework (GNOME frontend

$ cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=7.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=gutsy
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 7.10"

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue that you reported is one that should be reproducible with the live environment of the Desktop CD of the development release - Hardy Heron. It would help us greatly if you could test with it so we can work on getting it fixed in the next release of Ubuntu. You can find out more about the development release at http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/ . Thanks again and we appreciate your help.

Changed in network-manager-applet:
status: New → Incomplete
Peter Kerekfy (kerekfyp) wrote :

I have tested the latest development release: hardy heron beta.

I can confirm that this issue is still reproducible with hardy.

Magnus S (magnuss) wrote :

Hi,
this bug report is getting old, so i'm closing it now. If this issue is still affecting you, please reopen.
To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in network-manager-applet:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
SunnyBUG (sunnybug) wrote :

This bug is still here (at least with 10.10)

non-ASCII SSIDs are missing from nm-applet

Changed in network-manager-applet (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → New
Thomas Hood (jdthood) on 2012-07-07
Changed in network-manager-applet (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Thomas Hood (jdthood) on 2012-08-08
tags: added: gutsy maverick
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