bugFreeciv - Bugs: bug #24994, Unicode u+1F4A9 issue

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bug #24994: Unicode u+1F4A9 issue

Submitted by:  Frank <dunnoob>
Submitted on:  Thu Aug 18 02:24:30 2016  
Category: client-gtk-2.0Severity: 2 - Minor
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: None
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Open
Release: Operating System: Microsoft Windows
Planned Release: Contains string changes: None

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Thu Aug 18 15:50:06 2016, comment #4:


mir3x <mir3x>
Project Member
Thu Aug 18 13:58:18 2016, comment #3:

Well, I can paste it here, but Gna! apparently also hates it ;-)

Frank <dunnoob>
Thu Aug 18 13:56:09 2016, comment #2:

Actually I don't know which fonts Freeciv uses for monospace / sans / serif on Windows. It's only a font issue, I can copy it from the chat window and paste it here: Pleuratus to allies:

Frank <dunnoob>
Thu Aug 18 04:53:30 2016, comment #1:

On linux it works in gtk2/qt on chat/screen.
Doesn't it depend on your font ?
Have u installed some windows-fix from MS to display it ?

mir3x <mir3x>
Project Member
Thu Aug 18 02:24:30 2016, original submission:

Last checked version: 2.6.0-beta0-r33596 (gtk2 32bits on Windows 7 x64), u+1F4A9 in a city name or pasted in the chatline is not displayed as "pile of poo". The forum explicitly hates this Unicode 6 character, cf. http://forum.freeciv.org/f/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=5247

I also hated it, http://omniplex.blogspot.com/2013/03/corrigendum-9-clarifies-noncharacter.html that's why I abused it for Freeciv testing in the native nation. Meanwhile the Unicode folks do offer variations and combinations for emojis, and IMHO the ICU library is supposed to get this right, or fail spectacularly. Chrome on my box figured out how to display the hilarious pile of poo.

Frank <dunnoob>


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file #28401:  Gna! Pile of Poo.png added by dunnoob (26kB - image/png)


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Thu Aug 18 14:10:53 2016dunnoobAttached File-=>Added 260b0 Pile of Poo.png, #28400
      Attached File-=>Added Gna! Pile of Poo.png, #28401
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