Why the Windows Definitions version cannot display the Date in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager Home page?
Last Updated October 25, 2018
If your Windows system is using East Asian double-bytes Language as default language. You may be encountering an issue that the Windows Definitions (the "Latest from Symantec" and the "Latest from Manager") cannot display the date info, only display the "rxx" info.
The correct format:
Latest from Symantec: 03/14/2012 r35
Latest from Manager: 03/14/2012 r35
The abnormal format:
Latest from Symantec: r35
Latest from Manager: r35
This issue is caused by the function iconv (an extend php function, provided by libiconv lib, publiced by GNU License) cannot identify the charset name "windows-932" (Japanese), "windows-949" (Korean) and "windows-950" (Traditional Chinese).
Hence, the iconv will return a empty string for the display function, and the display result will lost the date info, only have "r35" info.
Actually, the correct charset name of Japanese, Korean and Traditional Chinese do not like above listed.
For such East Asian languages, the charset name should be as follow: