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ten miles [Linux] Nov 23, 2012 @ 2:33pm
Issue Report: Special characters are not working in Big Picture mode.
Special characters like: ä, ö or ü are not working in the steam big picture mode.
Instead "??" is shown for those characters in the chat and two boxes in the browser.
I saw a similar issue here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410/discussions/1/882965239641537026/
however since he was just pointing out, that it would affect the steam overlay and only afterwards in the commentary that it affects the steam big picture browser aswell I've started this issue.

I'm using a german keyboard layout: de-latin1 in /etc/vconsole.conf and "de" in KDE 4.9.3

Here is my system output.

Processor Information:
Vendor: GenuineIntel
Speed: 3901 Mhz
8 logical processors
4 physical processors
HyperThreading: Supported
FCMOV: Supported
SSE2: Supported
SSE3: Supported
SSSE3: Supported
SSE4a: Unsupported
SSE41: Supported
SSE42: Supported

Network Information:
Network Speed:

Operating System Version:
Linux (64 bit)
Kernel Name: Linux
Kernel Version: 3.6.6-1-ARCH
X Server vendor: The X.Org Foundation
X Server release: 11300000

Video Card:
Driver: NVIDIA Corporation GeForce GTX 660 Ti/PCIe/SSE2

Driver Version: 4.3.0 NVIDIA 310.19
Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel
Monitor Refresh Rate: 59 Hz
VendorID: 0x10de
DeviceID: 0x1183
Number of Monitors: 2
Number of Logical Video Cards: 1
Primary Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Desktop Resolution: 3600 x 1080
Primary Display Size: 20,91" x 11,73" (23,94" diag)
53,1cm x 29,8cm (60,8cm diag)
Primary Bus: PCI Express 16x
Primary VRAM: 2048 MB
Supported MSAA Modes: 2x 4x 8x 16x

Sound card:
Audio device: VIA VT2020

Memory:
RAM: 7952 Mb

Miscellaneous:
UI Language: English
LANG: de_DE.UTF-8
Microphone: Not set
Total Hard Disk Space Available: 467437 Mb
Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 155600 Mb

Installed software:

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Frank Nov 30, 2012 @ 11:24am 
Are you still seeing this? We've updated the client recently.
ten miles [Linux] Nov 30, 2012 @ 12:47pm 
I still have it (Arch Linux with KDE 4.9.3). I'm soon testing this on my machine with Kubuntu 12.10 reinstalling it right now. I post my feedback on that system right after I'm done with it.
Frank Nov 30, 2012 @ 1:27pm 
I wasn't successful with the stock Ubuntu/Unity install. At least on Unity, you have to apply changes system-wide using the System Settings dialog box and oyu can also change language setting s in the Steam client itself.
johndrinkwater [🐧︀ 🎮] Dec 1, 2012 @ 5:35am 
Have the same issue here, tested on Friday, using en_GB and pressing £ makes two ?? (was renaming my controller to PS3, held shift…)
ten miles [Linux] Dec 2, 2012 @ 9:54am 
Sorry it took a little bit longer (beta drivers broke the system), however I also have the bug in Ubuntu.
blh_DarkAgnan Dec 3, 2012 @ 2:24pm 
Same issue for me on Big Picture Chat: typing "éèùà" displays "????????" .
Ubuntu 64
Langue de l'interface : Français
LANG: fr_FR.UTF-8

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Date Posted: Nov 23, 2012 @ 2:33pm
Posts: 6