[Xmonad] Re: XMonadContrib: Tabbed layout bugs

Geoffrey Alan Washburn geoffw at cis.upenn.edu
Mon Jul 9 00:09:57 EDT 2007

Andrea Rossato wrote:

> This problem is not really XMonad specific, but relays in the
> interaction between Haskell and Xlib.
> X11-extras export fetchName, a wrapper for XFetchName. Unfortunately
> this function handles only iso-8859-1 text data, so it is not possible
> to retrieve the window's name if it contains multi byte characters.
> Have a look here for a clearer explanation:
> http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/intro-i18n/ch-examples.en.html#s13.1.8
> Solving it means digging into the XTextProperty with XGetWMName(),
> and so writing all the library support for it. I'm sorry but this is
> out of the reach of my knowledge.
> Maybe Spencer can have a look...

Okay, I suspected it might be more of an issue with the X11 bindings 
than xmonad itself.  I may look into this myself, after finishing my 
dissertation, if someone else hasn't resolved the problem in the meantime.

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