Solaris 7 OnLine Release Notes (SUNWrdm)

Desktop Bugs

Date Prompt String Uses LC_MESSAGES When It Should Use LC_TIME (4053983)

If your system's LC_TIME environment variable is set to a locale different from the locale that is set in the LC_MESSAGES environment variable, then the date prompt displays a format that is not compatible with what the CDE Mailer expects.

Workaround: Before you start your vacation mail, make sure that your system's LC_MESSAGES and LC_TIME environment variables are set to the same locale.

Copy/Paste Functions Fail in dtterm When Using the ls -l Command in CTL Locales (4129969)

The Copy/Paste functions do not work properly if you try to copy and paste any text that includes Hebrew and Arabic characters and numbers, such as 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.

Names For Attachments Are Displayed in Reversed Order in Hebrew and Arabic Locales (4130010)

If you are using dtmail in either Hebrew or Arabic locales and you have attachments with Hebrew or Arabic names, these names are displayed in reversed order in the dtmail attachment.

The Name of the Month in the Calendar Manager Icon of the CDE Workspace Manager is Incorrectly Reversed (4136966)

If you are using dtcm in either Hebrew or Arabic locales, the name of the Month in the Calendar Manager icon on the front is incorrectly reversed.

Dtmail May Truncate the Body of an Email Message (4133964)

Dtmail may truncate the body of an email message if the message body contains non-printable characters.

The following warning message is displayed:

Message contains a binary code which is invalid as a character in the
current locale. For this reason part of this message may be truncated.
If you run CDE in the same locale that this message came from, you
will be able to view the entire message.

If an email message is created in one locale and then emailed to another locale, email may be truncated because it contains a binary code that is invalid as a character in the locale to which the email was sent.

For example, this bug may occur when:

Workaround: Perform the following steps:

  1. Exit CDE.

  2. Log into CDE in the locale where the email was composed


    quit dtmail and set the environment variable LANG to the correct locale; then restart dtmail.

Note -

The same data that is sent as an attachment is not truncated when viewed.

SPARC only: When Selecting dtmail in the Common Desktop Environment (CDE), It Is Not CTL-Enabled in the Arabic Locale (4140698)

If you open dtmail in the Arabic locale on your Common Desktop Environment, the Arabic date and time is neither correctly shaped nor correctly laid out. Also, if you insert Arabic characters in a new message dialog, it results in a row of Arabic characters that is displayed without being correctly shaped or laid out.

SPARC only: The Arabic Font Size Is Very Large (4140700)

If you select ar, the Arabic locale, from the login screen, the dtlogin is displayed with a very large font. The default font is also very large after signing on.

Core Dumps May Occur for Motif Programs on Systems with the Solaris 2.5.1 Operating Environment Running (4157689)

This bug only affects Motif programs that have been compiled on systems that run the Solaris 2.5.1 operating environment and also contain a custom Motif widget that subclasses the XmText widget. Such a program may cause a core dump when it is executed on a system with the Solaris 2.6 or Solaris 7 operating environment running.

Workaround: Recompile the program on a system with either the Solaris 2.4, 2.5, 2.5.1, 2.6 or Solaris 7 operating environment running.

SPARC only: Appointments Are Not Displayed in the Calendar Manager In Arabic When Selecting dtcm From CDE (4140701)

You are unable to view any appointments in the Calendar Manager in Arabic when you select dtcm in the Common Desktop Environment.

Workaround: Perform the following steps:

  1. Select ar, the Arabic locale, from the dtlogin screen.

  2. Start dtcm to open the Appointment Editor.

  3. Add a new appointment that includes Arabic text.

  4. Close the Appointment Editor.

The new appointment is now displayed in the Calender Manager.