translation of nepali not shown

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Fri Jul 22 10:25:07 EDT 2005

Gtk-1 does not support UTF8.


Christian Stimming <stimming at> writes:

> Please discuss this *always* on the mailing list, never only with 
> individual developers.
> If you start to work on the gnucash translation, you might want to read 
> the instruction from , 
> which are also included in the source package in doc/TRANSLATION_HOWTO.
> But apart from that I have no idea about what might be wrong in your 
> setup. Sorry for that. Maybe someone else on the mailinglist?
> Christian
> Pawan Chitrakar schrieb:
>> yes i am using gnome 1.8.x but the encoding i defined is utf-8 both
>> in po file and lang env
>> so i guess this is not yet supported in GTK1.
>> so when can i have the newest version...
>> thank you
>> On 7/21/05, Christian Stimming <stimming at> wrote:
>>>Dear Pawan,
>>>you didn't say which version of gnucash you used, but I guess you are
>>>talking about a 1.8.x-Version. The point is that the 1.8.x series is
>>>still gtk1-based, which can be a problem for non-ascii character sets.
>>>In that case, you need to make sure manually that your encoding of the
>>>strings in the po file matches exactly the character encoding that is
>>>set in your environment. If e.g. your newly translated po file has
>>>"Content-Type: text/plain, charset=ISO-8859-1" set in its header, but
>>>your LANG environment variable has an utf-8 locale set (e.g.
>>>LANG=en_GB.UTF-8), then all non-ascii characters will show as something
>>>weird or maybe as boxes.
>>>This will change completely in the gnome2 development branch where
>>>everything will be utf-8.
>>>For now (1.8.x series), you need to make sure
>>>1. your po file needs to be in an encoding that works with your
>>>devanagari characters
>>>2. the "Content-Type: " in the header of the po file needs to be set to
>>>that encoding, too
>>>3. before starting gnucash, you need to set LANG into the very same
>>>Pawan Chitrakar schrieb:
>>>>Dear list,
>>>>i am working on gnucash translation to nepali language
>>>>when i test the gnucash with the translation string  shows with boxes
>>>>and no devanagari character shows up... i am using hoary ubuntu linux
>>>>please advice what went wrong
>>>>thanks in advance
>>>>gnucash-devel mailing list
>>>>gnucash-devel at
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