Re: [wmii] wmii-3 under te_IN.UTF-8 locale - Xi18nTextPropertyToTextList() fails

From: Suraj N. Kurapati <>
Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2006 21:59:38 -0700

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Suraj N. Kurapati wrote:
> Suraj N. Kurapati wrote:
>>> It seems that the 'name' field of the 'Client' struct (see line
>>> 113 of cmd/wm/wm.h) is NULL for the clients whose title bars are
>>> appearing blank.
>>> something (the te_IN.UTF-8 locale?!) is preventing wmii from
>>> reading the title information of these clients.
> I've tracked down the problem to the update_client_name() function
> in the cmd/wm/client.c file. The problem is that both if-statements
> at line 34 and line 37 fail for the clients whose titles contain
> Telugu text in Unicode format.

How surprising! Some of the clients, whose title bars are blank, do
not have any Telugu text in them! They have normal ASCII names like
"Terminal", "wmii - Thunderbird", and "Workrave". (I observed these
names via the xwininfo tool.)

If xwininfo can read these title names, I wonder, why wmii is not
able to?

> Therefore the default value of NULL
> (line 28) is kept for the client name.
> Is there a reason why a locale of te_IN.UTF-8 would make
> Xi18nTextPropertyToTextList() at line 37 fail? Is there some other
> way to read a non-XA_STRING encoded client name?

I tried using Xutf8TextPropertyToTextList() instead of
Xi18nTextPropertyToTextList() (which is really just a macro to
XmbTextPropertyToTextList()) at line 37, but no luck. :(
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