As requested I’m re-posting each of the What snap needs to improve Electron support topics individually so they can each be better discussed.
The intention of this post is to highlight an outstanding issue, and hopefully get it priortised, that would help improve snap support for developers building on Electron.
snapcraft fails if desktop file included “ascii” cannot decode byte
Many Electron applications have translated strings in their .desktop files for the Name, GenericName or CommentName fields. Some of the translatated strings include UTF-8 characters and this causes snapcraft to fail.
The bug is launchpad is marked Fix Released but I’m still encountering the issue using
snapcraft from the snap candidate channel.