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Bug#339586: marked as forwarded (fvwm displays the title provided by WM_

Subject: Bug#339586: marked as forwarded fvwm displays the title provided by WM_NAME instead of _NET_WM_NAME
From: Debian Bug Tracking System
Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2009 18:42:04 +0000
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has caused the   report #339586,
regarding fvwm displays the title provided by WM_NAME instead of _NET_WM_NAME
to be marked as having been forwarded to the upstream software
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Subject: fvwm displays the title provided by WM_NAME instead of _NET_WM_NAME
From: Manoj Srivastava
Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2009 13:23:24 -0500

        This was reported by a Debian user. Please retain
 [email protected] in your responses, so that the Debian
 BTS may have a copy of your response.

        ICCCM specifies WM_NAME, as an uninterpreted string, in the
 latin-1 domain, I think, EWMH specifies _NET_WM_NAME as utf-8; also
 Note that freedesktop.org WM spec already defines 
 both of type UTF8_STRING, to be used in preference to WM_ICON_NAME and
 WM_NAME. (http://freedesktop.org/Standards/wm-spec/1.3/ar01s05.html
 and http://standards.freedesktop.org/wm-spec/wm-spec-1.3.html#id2506989)

        Fvwm should support the _NET_WM* properties. Currently, in
 ISO-8859-1 locales, when one has (due to a gtk+ bug):
WM_NAME(STRING) = "Bug 160236 - no window title if none of the *_NAME 
properties are set - Mozilla Firefox"
_NET_WM_NAME(UTF8_STRING) = 0xe2, 0x82, 0xac, 0x20, 0x2d, 0x20, 0x4d, 0x6f, 
0x7a, 0x69, 0x6c, 0x6c, 0x61, 0x20, 0x46, 0x69, 0x72, 0x65, 0x66, 0x6f, 0x78

        fvwm shows the title "Bug 160236 ..." corresponding to WM_NAME
 instead of the one corresponding to _NET_WM_NAME (which has a Euro symbol).

        Please see https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=315947
 for more information.

xprop -id 0x1c000b8 | grep NET_WM_NAME | \
  perl -ne 'while (/(0x[0-9a-f]{2})/g) { printf "%c", hex $1 }'
(with the id of the corresponding window) gives:

  Bug 315947 â Window title not updated when a character of the title is 
outside the WM charset - Iceweasel

but FVMW shows the title from WM_NAME instead, which is completely


ps: WM_NAME Property

  The WM_NAME property is an uninterpreted string that the client
  wants the window manager to display in association with the window
  (for example, in a window headline bar).

  The encoding used for this string (and all other uninterpreted
  string properties) is implied by the type of the property. The type
  atoms to be used for this purpose are described in section 2.7.1.

  STRING as a type or a target specifies the ISO Latin-1 character set
  plus the control characters TAB (octal 11) and NEWLINE (octal 12).

If you continually give you will continually have.
Manoj Srivastava <[email protected]> <http://www.golden-gryphon.com/>  
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