fails to display unicode chars in title bar

Bug #48781 reported by Daniel Robitaille on 2006-06-07
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
putty (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: putty

initially reported using reportbug

--------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Antti Laiti <email address hidden>
To: Ubuntu Bug Tracking System <email address hidden>
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2006 19:08:35 +0300
Subject: putty: fails to display unicode chars in title bar
Package: putty
Version: 0.58-4
Severity: minor

PuTTY does not display unicode characters correctly in the titlebar.
When charset is set to UTF-8 from PuTTY and locales on the remote
computer are en_US.UTF-8, unicode characters are shown as they vere
latin chars.

Example: zsh -c "print -Pn \"\e]0;ääää\a\"; cat" makes the titlebar
display "ääää" instead of "ääää". (ä is a scandinavian character)

I've noticed that this problem exists also in the windows version of

First I thought that this might be problem with window manager but
then I noticed that for example urxvt+openssh and SecureCRT manage to
display unicode characters correctly in title (if title font supports

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
 APT prefers dapper-updates
 APT policy: (500, 'dapper-updates'), (500, 'dapper-security'), (500, 'dapper')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.15-23-k7
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fi_FI.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages putty depends on:
ii libc6 2.3.6-0ubuntu20 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii libglib1.2 1.2.10-10.1build1 The GLib library of C routines
ii libgtk1.2 1.2.10-18 The GIMP Toolkit set of widgets fo
ii libx11-6 2:1.0.0-0ubuntu9 X11 client-side library
ii libxext6 2:1.0.0-0ubuntu4 X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii libxi6 2:1.0.0-0ubuntu3 X11 Input extension library
ii putty-tools 0.58-4 command-line tools for SSH, SCP, a

putty recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

Related branches

William Grant (wgrant) wrote :

This is valid and correct, but not particularly important.

Changed in putty:
importance: Untriaged → Low
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

This is due to putty currently using (and requiring) GTK+ 1.2; it'll be fixed automatically when we switch to GTK+ 2.0.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Support for GTK+ 2.0 is now on a branch upstream, so we'll be there soon.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package putty - 0.60+2009-04-05-1

putty (0.60+2009-04-05-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New experimental development snapshot.
    - Stop attempting to make session logs private on Unix. This was
      introduced in r7084 at the same time as sensible permissions when
      writing private key files; however, it causes an assertion failure
      whenever an attempt is made to append to an existing log file on Unix,
      and it's not clear what "is_private" *should* do for append, so revert
      to log file security being the user's responsibility (LP: #212711).
    - Cope with GTK+ 2.0 encoding keypress strings in the current locale
      rather than in ISO-8859-1 (closes: #517535).

putty (0.60+2009-02-22-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New experimental development snapshot.
    - Uses GTK+ 2.0 (closes: #516641, LP: #271277) and as a result supports
      Unicode window titles (LP: #48781).
    - Fixes handling of trailing CR in key files (closes: #414784).
  * Disabled upstream Kerberos support for now, as it produces unwanted
    linkage in pterm and other binaries.

 -- Ubuntu Archive Auto-Sync <email address hidden> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 12:08:57 +0100

Changed in putty (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Antti Laiti (pulk) wrote :

Fix verified with 0.60+2010-12-08-1.

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