Bug#509582: still puszed how a non maintainer handled the criticity while not responding to problem

Loïc Minier lool at dooz.org
Wed Dec 24 10:00:28 UTC 2008

On Wed, Dec 24, 2008, Eric Valette wrote:
> 4 r-ptxp-ceva6380:/tmp/toto->echo "text" >> AA1-XxxxxXxxxxxxxé

 Your shell is creating invalid UTF-8 filenames; when you do something
    % export LANG=foobar
    % echo "foo" >somefilename-with-8bits-chars
 the bytes you send to your shell over your terminal are still in the
 previous locale.  What is important here:
 - encoding of the filenames on your system
 - locale in which you run Gtk+ programs

 Now Gtk+ should work in any combination of these or it's a bug; it's
 common to use UTF-8 everywhere though, and should be the default on new

 Some terminals or shells will default to the locale's encoding while
 others might hardcode an encoding.

    echo "some text with 8-bits chars" | iconv -f utf-8 -t utf-8
    ls | iconv -f utf-8 -t utf-8

 If this succeeds, then you're using UTF-8 or double-encoded UTF-8.

> (gecko:7216): Gtk-WARNING **: Could not find the icon
> 'drive-optical-recorder'.

 You want to install some icon theme; hicolor-icon-theme for instance,
 or perhaps gnome-icon-theme.

Loïc Minier

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