[dash] Invalid UTF-8 in the dash

Bug #836587 reported by Chad A. Davis on 2011-08-29
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This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity-2d
High
Alberto Mardegan
unity-2d (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned
Oneiric
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

The dash and the user menu show garbled text (incorrect encoding). Attached screenshot shows an Edubuntu Oneiric live session in German where e.g. the applications filter in the dash shows "Büro" and "Zubehör" garbled.

This is Edubuntu i386 from 2011-08-28

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: unity-2d-panel 4.2.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-9.14-generic 3.0.3
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-9-generic i686
Architecture: i386
CasperVersion: 1.279
Date: Mon Aug 29 10:34:14 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/unity-2d-panel
LiveMediaBuild: Edubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Alpha i386 (20110828)
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=de_DE.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: unity-2d
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Related branches

Chad A. Davis (chadadavis) wrote :
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Alberto Mardegan (mardy) on 2011-08-29
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Alberto Mardegan (mardy)
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

the issue is in indicator-session(maybe lightdm) see bug 834137

Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
assignee: Alberto Mardegan (mardy) → nobody
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Chad A. Davis (chadadavis) wrote :

I don't believe the "Invalid UTF-8" user name from bug 834137 is relate to this bug here, because that bug there occurs even in an English desktop session. Updated the description to remove that point. This bug here is about the garbled text in the dash that occurs in a German desktop session (no other languages tested yet).

description: updated
Alberto Mardegan (mardy) wrote :

Yes, this bug is indeed different from bug 834137: looking at the duplicate bugs, one can see that the "[Invalid UTF-8]" issue is not there. So it seems that there is an encoding problem in the dash itself.

Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Confirmed
summary: - Invalid UTF-8 in live session
+ Invalid UTF-8 in the dash
Changed in unity-2d:
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Alberto Mardegan (mardy)
milestone: none → 4.4
status: New → Confirmed
summary: - Invalid UTF-8 in the dash
+ [dash] Invalid UTF-8 in the dash
Alberto Mardegan (mardy) on 2011-08-30
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in unity-2d:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-01
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity-2d - 4.4.0-0ubuntu1

---------------
unity-2d (4.4.0-0ubuntu1) oneiric; urgency=low

  * New upstream release:
    - unity-2d-panel crashed with SIGSEGV in QConfSchema::findKey()
      (LP: #834045)
    - unity-2d-panel crashed with SIGSEGV in QConf::notify() (LP: #834001)
    - [panel] Implement whitelisting for legacy tray applet (LP: #707354)
    - [launcher] stops automatically hiding after some time using it
      (LP: #821180)
    - [panel] Empathy displays icon in deprecated systray (LP: #830017)
    - [dash] Invalid UTF-8 in the dash (LP: #836587)
    - [dash] Home buttons 'Media' and 'Internet' apps should not only take you
      to the apps lens but also activate the right filter (LP: #837360)
    - [dash] Drag&drop application from dash to launcher is broken
      (LP: #837361)
    - [launcher] contextual menu's corner has a blue line (LP: #828386)
    - [dash] Lens bar graphical layout glitches (LP: #833805)
    - [dash] Rating Filter: All button not clearing star highlighting
      (LP: #834640)
    - [dash] should be falling back to the default renderer if the renderer
      requested by the lens is not found (LP: #837356)
    - [dash] Gwibber lens icon doesn't show up in 2d unity (LP: #830728)
    - [dash] Lacks horizontal renderer used by lenses such as Gwibber
      (LP: #837712)
    - [dash] See %1 more result inconsistency (LP: #834226)
    - [launcher] When application has no icon, a question mark icon should be
      displayed (LP: #837351)
    - unity places should return a default icon when no matching icon is found
      (LP: #711200)
    - spacing between indicators should be 5 pixels (LP: #734010)
  * debian/control:
    - require current nux and unity
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 17:41:00 +0200

Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
Gerry Boland (gerboland) on 2011-11-14
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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