[developers] [Emb-students] unicode in lui window titles

Francis Bond bond at ieee.org
Tue Feb 20 01:26:24 CET 2018

I can show Japanese in the title bar fine with gnome under Ubuntu (and Chinese).

On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 6:34 AM, Joshua Crowgey <jcrowgey at uw.edu> wrote:
> Hi Woodley!
> Thanks for looking into this.  I'm using i3 (<http://i3wm.org>).  But I
> also have Gnome installed on this laptop, so I just switched over to
> gnome I can reproduce.  I attach two more screenshots using Gnome.
> --
> Joshua
> On 02/19/2018 02:22 PM, Woodley Packard wrote:
>> Hi again,
>> I can report that when using the Unity window manager, the problem goes
>> away for me -- i.e. with that WM, yzlui window titles show unicode
>> correctly.  The WM I usually use is a bit less feature-packed.  I would
>> be curious to hear whether others have encountered this issue.  What WM
>> are you using, Joshua?
>> Best,
>> Woodley
>> On 02/19/2018 02:19 PM, Woodley Packard wrote:
>>> Hi Joshua and Stephan,
>>> The log file you produced shows that the LKB is indeed producing
>>> commands that could be expected to result in legible window titles.  I
>>> can reproduce the problem at my end, both using the commands from the
>>> log you sent and using Greek examples.  I'm not sure what's going on
>>> though.  The code that sets the window title uses what I believe is
>>> the appropriate UTF8-enabled mechanism. Furthermore, querying the
>>> window's properties with "xprop" reveals that the name is indeed
>>> loaded into the X server correctly, including the locale, e.g.:
>>> $ xprop # and then click on the LUI window in question
>>>         window state: Normal
>>>         icon window: 0x7eef60
>>> WM_ICON_NAME(COMPOUND_TEXT) = "`ʔu-hədʔiw̓-t čəxʷ ʔu ti sqʷəbayʔ'
>>> Simple MRS Display"
>>> WM_NAME(COMPOUND_TEXT) = "`ʔu-hədʔiw̓-t čəxʷ ʔu ti sqʷəbayʔ' Simple MRS
>>> Display"
>>> _MOTIF_WM_HINTS(_MOTIF_WM_HINTS) = 0x2, 0x0, 0x1, 0x0, 0x0
>>> I suppose it could be a question of the font the window manager is
>>> using?  I'm not sure where to go next.  I think I will try with some
>>> other window mangers and see if it makes a difference.
>>> Best,
>>> Woodley
>>> On 02/19/2018 01:20 PM, Joshua Crowgey wrote:
>>>> Thanks for the prompt reply.  I found the debug log file where you said
>>>> it would be.  It's attached.
>>>> On 02/19/2018 01:15 PM, Stephan Oepen wrote:
>>>>> hi joshua,
>>>>> not sure the expert is at their desk already, but i doubt this problem
>>>>> originates on the lisp side.  i rather suspect that the routines to
>>>>> set the window title in LUI may predate its update to full unicode
>>>>> support (using the pango library).
>>>>> to aid debugging, there should be a file ‘yzlui.debug.jcrowgey’ (or
>>>>> the like), probably in your ‘/tmp/’ directory.  could you email that
>>>>> file
>>>>> it should contain the full commands sent from the LKB to LUI and
>>>>> should be encoded in UTF-8.  the string transmitted as the window
>>>>> title occurs towards the end of the ‘tree’ command, for example.
>>>>> best, oe
>>>>> On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 10:05 PM, Joshua Crowgey <jcrowgey at uw.edu>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> Hello developers,
>>>>>> I find that when I look at a parse result using LUI and LKB, the
>>>>>> characters used in the tree display and in the semantics (in a Simple
>>>>>> MRS display) look great, but the window-title leaves a bit to be
>>>>>> desired.
>>>>>> Of course, it's not a very big deal since the important part is the
>>>>>> content of the window, not its title, but if there's some easy fix
>>>>>> that
>>>>>> you all may know of, I would be happy to hear about it.
>>>>>> I attach three screenshots as an example.  In one, I'm showing the the
>>>>>> top of a terminal emulator which has a pwd that's a Lushootseed
>>>>>> sentence.  This is just to show that generally, the window titles
>>>>>> on my
>>>>>> system look fine even with Unicode (I'm using i3wm on debian --- I
>>>>>> don't
>>>>>> know if that's relevant).  Then, the other two show a parse
>>>>>> result.  You
>>>>>> can see that the text in the tree nodes and in the semantic
>>>>>> relations is
>>>>>> fine, but the window title has a lot of tofu.
>>>>>> I'm not skilled enough with LISP to fix this myself in any reasonable
>>>>>> amount of time, so I thought I'd ask the experts.
>>>>>> Tyty!
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Joshua Crowgey
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Francis Bond <http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/home/fcbond/>
Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
Nanyang Technological University
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