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Copy/Paste results in Chinese on Ubuntu 12.04

Barys Dubauski (19148) | asked Nov 26 '12, 5:31 p.m.
I'm using RTC Client 4.0.1 on Ubuntu 12.04. 

When I select a text in a web browser and copy it to clipboard (e.g. "") and then paste it directly into "Comments" section of a work item I get Chinese looking text (e.g. 洼瑥⁡瑨灴攭畱癩∽潣瑮湥⵴祴数•潣瑮湥㵴琢硥⽴瑨汭※档牡敳㵴瑵ⵦ∸㰾⁡牨晥∽瑨灴㩳⼯慪空渮瑥是牯浵焯敵瑳潩獮愯歳∯栾瑴獰⼺樯穡⹺敮⽴潦畲⽭畱獥楴湯⽳獡⽫⼼㹡). 

Pasting the same contents into a system Text Editor works correctly and I see expected text (not the Chinese). 

Is this a known problem with Ubuntu, or with Eclipse or something wrong with RTC client?

I've not seen this copy/paste behavior with any other program in my system.

Thank you

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Filip Wieladek (30413) | answered Nov 27 '12, 2:30 a.m.
This was an issue with Eclipse which was not reading the BOM of the clipboard correctly and would produce the Chinese characters (Eclipse bug:

This has been fixed in Eclipse 3.8. Please note that you should use Eclipse 3.8.1 as there is another copy/paste related bug in Eclipse 3.8.0. (

Note: Unfortunately, there is still another bug lingering in Eclipse 3.8.1 which will make the resolved work items in the My Work view hardly readable:
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Barys Dubauski commented Dec 03 '12, 2:25 a.m. | edited Dec 03 '12, 2:26 a.m.

Thank you Filip. While digging through your bugzilla links I found that copying from Firefox browser (unlike Chrome) doesn't cause the clipboard bug on 3.6 eclipse based RTC 4.0 client.

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