Emulator Issues #8723


Special Characters No Longer Display Correctly in Menu

Added by driscoll42 over 7 years ago.

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Game Name?
Õkami, any Pokémon game, 1080° Snowboarding

Game ID?
ROWE08, GPXE01, GC6E01, GC6E01, NANE01, NAKE01, GXXE01, NAOE01

What's the problem? Describe what went wrong in few words.
The names of games in the Dolphin menu don't display special characters correctly.
Examples: Õ renders as ÅŒ, é renders as é, ° renders as °

What did you expect to happen instead?
The names should display properly.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

  1. Have a game with special characters in its name as part of your library
  2. Open Dolphin and look at the Title

Dolphin 3.5 and 3.5-367 are old versions of Dolphin that have known issues and bugs, so don't report issues about them and test then latest Dolphin version first.
Which versions of Dolphin did you test on?
4.0-6891, 4.0-6419, 4.0-6417.

Does using an older version of Dolphin solve your issue? If yes, which versions of Dolphin used to work?
Yes, the issue does not occur in versions before 6417, but it is introduced in 6419 and appears in all subsequent versions.

What are your PC specifications? (including, but not limited to: Operating System, CPU and GPU)
Windows 7, i7-920, GTX 570

Is there any other relevant information? (e.g. logs, screenshots, configuration files)
Working 4.0-6417 Examples:
Broken 4.0-6419 Examples:

Actions #1

Updated by JMC4789 over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Accepted
  • Milestone set to Current
  • Priority set to High
  • Regression set to Yes

Yeah, this is happening again.

Actions #2

Updated by AdmiralCurtiss over 7 years ago

Can't confirm,

Must be locale-related or something like that.

Actions #3

Updated by AdmiralCurtiss over 7 years ago

The relevant PR for this would be

I can see how that could cause this error, but as it's not happening for me I can't really debug it.

Actions #4

Updated by PEmu over 7 years ago

I am also not able to reproduce this issue with 4.0-6891. The game title also shows up as "POKéMON XD" rather than "Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness" as it does for the OP even though it is the same GXXE01 version. Is that possibly related?

Actions #5

Updated by JMC4789 over 7 years ago

It depends on the game. Some of my Pokemon games are working, some of them aren't.

Actions #6

Updated by driscoll42 over 7 years ago

Pikachu, I should add that perhaps the difference between your list and mine is that I am using the titles.txt from here ( to display my game titles.

Actions #7

Updated by JMC4789 over 7 years ago

Yeah, using titles.txt as well

Actions #8

Updated by JosJuice over 7 years ago

I thought this was fixed in 4.0-6442?

Maybe some titles.txt-specific code is broken...

Actions #9

Updated by JosJuice over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Accepted to Fix pending

Completely untested, but it should work:


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