Problem with category description (xea files) and special characters

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at
Fri Nov 23 13:30:27 EST 2012

Hi Cristian,

Which version of GnuCash are you trying this with ? I tested with a 
recent trunk build on Windows XP (set LANG=it_IT in the environment 
file) and I see all the descriptions in the xea file.


On 21-11-12 20:37, Cristian Marchi wrote:
> I run into a problem with the category description (contained in the 
> xea files) in the third step of the New Account Hierarchy Assistant: 
> the description is not shown if it contains special characters like à, 
> è, ù etc... This happen only under windows XP and not under Linux 
> (tested with the Italian translation). Should I open a bug report or 
> can it be a problem related to charset?
> Thanks
> Cristian
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