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Old 06-28-2009, 06:53 AM   #1
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Non-english characters input problem

Hi all,

I use Archlinux 64bit version with the 32bit libs installed, and I installed calibre using
Code:
sudo python -c "import urllib2; exec urllib2.urlopen('http://calibre.kovidgoyal.net/download_linux_binary_installer').read(); main()"
with no problem. Then, I launch the application and loads fine, even with the GUI in my language (Spanish), but when I click in "add books" I see that the folder names are with extrange characters, and when I type in the search box it doesn't recognize some ones, appearing wrong.

For example if I type "año" , its showing "año".

The GUI, books names and description, and reading them, show that characters with no problem. And I can write those characters in another app (gedit for example) and paste it in calibre, showing them with no problem too.

edit: I forgot to mention that launching calibre by console gives me:

Code:
[cel@cel-laptop ~]$ calibre
QIconvCodec::convertFromUnicode: using ASCII for conversion, iconv_open failed
QIconvCodec::convertToUnicode: using ASCII for conversion, iconv_open failed
link  hasn't been detected!
link  hasn't been detected!
Can somebody tell me what do I do wrong?

Thanks and sorry for my english.

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Old 06-28-2009, 10:05 AM   #2
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looks like the Qt iconv plugins are failing to load. Do you have 32 bit versions of the libraries used by those plugins?
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Old 06-28-2009, 01:49 PM   #3
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Hi and thanks for your support,

I think I should have installed, because I installed all the packages that belong to lib32 group and checked specially the qt ones. I compiled and installed the libiconv (from here) but still getting same problems.

Maybe the 32bit libiconv is not in arch's repositories :S

Thanks again.
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I think I found one "ugly" solution!

I made a script that change the LANG variable from utf8 (default in my system) to iso88591 that is used in Spain too.

Code:
#!/bin/bash
export LANG='es_ES.iso88591' ; calibre
And now, the character input works fine (with same console errors), while I'm searching a real solution. The folders in window of "add books" still show that characters, but the input was the really annoying problem.

Thanks.

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