[sword-devel] Xiphos : copy'n'paste to facebook produces Chinese !

Gregory Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Thu May 6 08:33:52 MST 2010

On May 6, 2010, at 10:21 AM, Peter von Kaehne <refdoc at gmx.net> wrote:

> On 06/05/10 13:42, David Haslam wrote:
>> The quirky behaviour  [..]
> Tried it On Firefox and Ubuntu without being able to reproduce. Don't
> have Windows right now.
>> This therefore points to a subtle bug in Xiphos, one that has not  
>> been
>> encountered before.
> Not by necessity.
> 1) Facebook is very buggy and known to be buggy. Facebook mangling  
> posts
> would not surprise me.
> 2) It could be something with your specific clipboard.

Additional software in the same stack: GTK1 as modified/used by FF,  
GTK used by Xiphos, GTKHTML, Firefox, Gecko, Windows. Maybe others I'm  

Unicode is notoriously sticky for programs to handle because there is  
never a guarantee other programs understand it or understand the same  
version and encoding you're using. And many popular software tools  
simply aren't Unicode aware in the first place or have limited support  
or require Unicode data to be handled differently and with different  


>> There are many more thousands of users of facebook than of Xiphos.
>> It's unlikely that facebook would have not had a report filed &  
>> fixed if
>> this was their software bug.
> See above.
> So far no one has been able to reproduce it. I will try later on  
> Windows
> if I get round to it.
> Peter
> _______________________________________________
> sword-devel mailing list: sword-devel at crosswire.org
> http://www.crosswire.org/mailman/listinfo/sword-devel
> Instructions to unsubscribe/change your settings at above page

More information about the sword-devel mailing list