Christian Neumair chris at
Sat Mar 26 06:54:34 EST 2005

Am Mittwoch, den 02.03.2005, 10:36 +0000 schrieb Neil Williams:
> I'm getting thousands of these warnings when testing in g2.
> (gnucash:3813): Pango-WARNING **: Invalid UTF-8 string passed to 
> pango_layout_set_text()

My guess is that this is because the translation you use is not
UTF-8-encoded. I think all of the (GNOME2 branch) translation should
have a UTF-8 charset.

chris at debian:~/cvs/gnucash$ grep charset po/*.po

po/da.po:"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1\n"
po/de.po:"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1\n"
po/el.po:"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-7\n"
po/en_GB.po:"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1\n"
po/es_NI.po:"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-15\n"
po/es.po:"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-15\n"
po/fr.po:"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1\n"
po/hu.po:"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-2\n"
po/it.po:"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1\n"
po/ja.po:"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=euc-jp\n"
po/nb.po:"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1\n"
po/nl.po:"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-15\n"
po/pl.po:"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-2\n"
po/pt_BR.po:"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1\n"
po/pt.po:"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1\n"
po/ru.po:"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=KOI8-R\n"
po/sk.po:"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-2\n"
po/sv.po:"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1\n"
po/ta.po:"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8\n"
po/uk.po:"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=koi8-u\n"
po/zh_CN.po:"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8\n"
po/zh_TW.po:"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=big5\n"

I suggest somebody runs the script

for i in $( ls po/*.po ); do
        msgconv -t UTF-8 $i >> $i.tmp &&
        mv $i.tmp $i

in the GNOME 2 branch of GnuCash and re-commits the POs. I'm not sure
whether you like diverging PO files between HEAD and the GNOME 2 branch,
though. If not, it would probably be more wise to wait until the branch
is merged with HEAD and write down that this has to be done.
Anyway, it would be nice to hear whether the conversion helped for your
particular problem.

Christian Neumair <chris at>

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