Encoding problem: German special characters at UTF-8 not recognized/miss-treated by spell checking on Manjaro Linux


#1

Hi everyone on Linux,

do you have the same encoding issues, like me?


Version: 1.25.0 dev ef96cc770@Manjaro Linux

The document is set to UTF-8, so Atom should be able to deal with that characters. But it seems not:

  • The spellchecker recognizes the German language. It is not underlining words without german special characters.
  • If it recognizes a Word with a special character, it is underlined. If I chose a suggestion, also the suggestion is wrong formatted.
  • After inserting the suggestion, the text is wrong.

You can see that on the screenshot. I took it from a fresh install.

This happens with new or existing documents, which are displayed right in gedit.

Spellchecking seems in general do not have a problem with German language, because it is not marking text without special german characters.

Any ideas what could be wrong? Atom? The spell checking plugin? Something missing on Manjaro?

Regards


#2

Since context menu and the editor use different fonts, could this be as simple as a font issue? Does the umlaut work elsewhere using the system font?


#3

This is known for some time now: