Bug#426243: vim-gui-common: Can't handle unicode filename when open through right-click menu

Ming Hua minghua at ubuntu.com
Sun May 27 13:15:19 UTC 2007

Package: vim-gui-common
Version: 1:7.1-000+1
Severity: normal

Dear vim maintainers,

It seems when opening a file with the right-click mouse menu, choosing
"Open with 'GVim Text Editor'", gvim can't handle a filename with
non-ascii unicode characters in it.  The launched gvim is showing the
filename as some strange characters that look like double-encoded UTF-8
string (I use a UTF-8 locale) and therefore think it's a new file.

I encountered this problem with Chinese file names, but I've tested with
"é.txt" and can reproduce it.  Using "gvim <filename>" in X terminal or
":e <filename>" inside already launched gvim can handle these unicode
names without problem.

I think the right click menu is provided by the "Exec=gvim -f %U"
command in /usr/share/applications/gvim.desktop, so I am filing this bug
against vim-gui-common.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-4-486
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

vim-gui-common depends on no packages.

Versions of packages vim-gui-common recommends:
ii  vim-gnome                    1:7.1-000+1 Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor -

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