[developers] Load Grammar dialog bug

Xuchen Yao xuchen at coli.uni-saarland.de
Tue Jun 15 23:59:26 CEST 2010

I might have met this problem before when updating both to the test LKB 
build (April 2010) and Ubuntu. But the error specified below isn't a 
fatal one. Instead if you meet the following error, then I have a clue:

"Error: xm_string_get_l_to_r failed while converting xm-string resource"

The old post is here:


This can be solved by:

1. Uninstall libmotif3
2. export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$DELPHINHOME/lkb/lib/linux.x86.32/ (or 


On 2010-6-15 23:28, Emily M. Bender wrote:
> 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?
> Thanks,
> Emily
> ---------- 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 Subject: Re: [patas-announce] Knoppix+LKB Version 9 withdrawn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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