# Issues

Issue #2429 on hold

# Annotate view: author not correctly displayed

André Sintzoff
created an issue

In the annotate view, the author can be optionally displayed.

7-bit authors are correctly displayed but others are not.

I don't understand as the "status" at the bottom of the window is correctly displayed.

In fileview.py:

"status" displayed thanks to `self.showMessage.emit(s)`in `_emitRevisionHintAtLine(self, line)` where `s` is `u'Andr\xe9 Sintzoff@13544:4 semaines "doc: fix typo in change selection"'`

and "author" displayed thanks to `self.setMarginText(i, self._lineannotation(fctx), s)` in `_updaterevmargin(self)`where `self._lineannotation(fctx)` is `u'Andr\xe9 Sintzoff : 2013-01-17 : 13544'`

Is there any restriction for setMarginText?

See attached file.

I wonder if hg is encoding the output of annotate. Is this a recent regression?

Same for TortoiseHg 2.6.2.

I suspect that Scintilla core does not support utf-8 for margin text. Latin1 string is accepted by Scintilla.

```diff --git a/tortoisehg/hgqt/fileview.py b/tortoisehg/hgqt/fileview.py
--- a/tortoisehg/hgqt/fileview.py
+++ b/tortoisehg/hgqt/fileview.py
@@ -1060,7 +1060,11 @@ class AnnotateView(qscilib.Scintilla):
self.SendScintilla(qsci.SCI_STYLESETSIZE,
s.style(), s.font().pointSize())
for i, (fctx, _origline) in enumerate(self._links):
-            self.setMarginText(i, self._lineannotation(fctx), s)
+            #self.setMarginText(i, self._lineannotation(fctx), s)
+            styleoffset = self.SendScintilla(self.SCI_MARGINGETSTYLEOFFSET)
+            self.SendScintilla(self.SCI_MARGINSETTEXT, i,
+                               self._lineannotation(fctx).encode('latin1'))
+            self.SendScintilla(self.SCI_MARGINSETSTYLE, i, s.style() - styleoffset)

def _updatemarkers(self):
"""Update markers which colorizes each line"""
```

Yes, it appears you are right about that. Scintilla is not as Unicode aware as Qt