I'm currently having an annoying issue with the latest version of Skype (installed from the RPM on a 64bit machine following the official documentation). For some unknown to me reason, I'm unable to input any character other than English ones (i.e. cyrillic characters would appear something similar to "Ñова е ÑеÑÑ").

When I start Skype from a console I get the following output:

QIconvCodec::convertFromUnicode: using Latin-1 for conversion, iconv_open failed
QIconvCodec::convertToUnicode: using Latin-1 for conversion, iconv_open failed

I can write in cyrillic on every other program but not in Skype. I've checked /usr/share/fonts and I have fonts installed there so I'm not quite sure what seems to be the problem here. Any ideas on what's missing?

OS: OpenSUSE 13.1x64_84
Qt: 4 64 & 32 bit versions


In case anybody has the same issue - you might want to checkout if you've got glibc-locale-32bit and perl-Text-Iconv installed on your machine. The issue has nothing to do with qt as some people have suggested on other topics on the net.


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