[developers] Load Grammar dialog bug

Emily M. Bender ebender at u.washington.edu
Tue Jun 15 23:28:12 CEST 2010

Hi folks,

David Brodbeck (maintainer of the Knoppix+LKB distribution) has
run into a bug that seems like it's come up before, but we don't
have the fix to hand.  Does the description below ring a bell
for anyone?


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: CompLing Help (David Brodbeck) <linghelp at u.washington.edu>
Date: Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 1:04 PM
Subject: Re: [patas-announce] Knoppix+LKB Version 9 withdrawn
To: "Emily M. Bender" <ebender at u.washington.edu>

So, the new version is hung up on an old bug that's cropped up again;
the Load Grammar dialog doesn't let you browse for files, and gives
this warning on the console:
Warning: Xt:
   Name: Text
   Class: XmTextField
   Character '\57' not supported in font. Discarded.
Oddly, this worked in previous versions of KnoppixLKB, but that's
quite likely by chance, as I've run into it before in Ubuntu.  I can't
figure out what's changed to break it again.

Googling seems to suggest this is a bug in multibyte character
handling in older versions of Motif
(http://bugs.motifzone.net/long_list.cgi?buglist=1257).  I installed a
newer version, but it made no difference, which didn't surprise me
since I don't think LKB is relying on the system installation of Motif
at runtime.

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