[Fontconfig] possible bug in FcCharSetForLang

Patrick Lam plam at MIT.EDU
Thu Mar 2 12:05:46 PST 2006

Egmont Koblinger wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 02:35:46PM -0500, Patrick Lam wrote:
>>Egmont Koblinger wrote:
>>>Currently it returns a pointer to a memory segment that is (I don't know)
>>>most likely either uninitialized or contains terminating null elements,
>>>since i is guaranteed to equal to NUM_LANG_CHAR_SET, furthermore country has
>>>no real integer meaning, it's basically just a boolean (either -1 or not)
>>>and the first "if (country == -1)" testing makes no sense either.
>>>I guess it was rather intended to return the first charset for which the
>>>language at least partially (same lang but different country) matches, which
>>>is remembered in country.
>>That is suspicious.  Does it fix your problem if you return
> No. I thought it would. My happiness lasted for half minute, but then I was
> disappointed to see that it doesn't fix it. :-( That code segment is not
> executed when I start vte or gnome-terminal.
> That's why I sent two separate mails, one about this "I don't know what it
> fixes" fix :), and another one with my (yet unsolved) "LANG=hu_HU vte"
> problem.

I bet that code segment is never executed; it's been in the fontconfig
code since day 1.  In any case, I do think it's still wrong, so I'll
commit the patch that doesn't fix anything.


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