|Summary:||Cyrillic font/Russian Language support|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Pasha <crazy_smile>|
|Component:||mc||Assignee:||Jindrich Novy <jnovy>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Jay Turner <jturner>|
|Version:||8.0||CC:||crazy_smile, leonard-rh-bugzilla, leonid, pknirsch, srevivo|
|Fixed In Version:||4.6.1-0.8||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2004-10-26 16:43:53 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Pasha 2002-11-04 14:31:16 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; WinNT4.0; en-US; rv:1.2a) Gecko/20020910 Description of problem: Problems with Russiam language/font/encoding. UTF8 - is bad. Problem with mc - impossible to work. Also problem with "make menuconfig" impossible to compile a kernel because the text is unreadable. changing i18n to LANG="en_US.iso885915" works, but how to make back koi8-r support? copying file i18n doesn't helped :((( The situation became badder. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Install with Russian language support. 2. Use mc(midnight commander) of make menuconfig Actual Results: No proper support for Russian Language, I use do downgrade back to RH7.3. Also I am not support you decision about xmms mp3 support I have to install RH7.3 again. Expected Results: To see normal Russian letters support and to see the Linux I haven't seem before. Yeah, you ad was at time I haven't seen so many problems since RedHat 5.1. Additional info: no additional information me only an advice to make choose during installation of RH8.1 if it follows what charset to use koi8-r or UTF8.
Comment 1 Leonid Mamtchenkov 2002-11-04 15:58:01 UTC
While I have to agree about bad support of Russian in both console and X, it is still possible to configure. This is what I do have in my /etc/sysconfig/i18n: LANGUAGE="en_US.utf8" LANG="en_US.utf8" LC_LOCALE="ru_RU.utf8" LC_CTYPE="ru_RU.utf8" LC_MESSAGES="en_US.utf8" And here is the content of my /etc/sysconfig/keyboard: KEYTABLE="ru1" I am still fighting with several problems in console, but in X everything works fine. I had to move away from gnome-terminal and konsole, though to the plain-old-bug-free (grin) xterm. This is how I start xterm: LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.UTF-8 xterm -fn '-Misc-Fixed-Medium-R-Normal--20-200-75-75-C-100-ISO10646-1' -bg black -fg green Midnight Commander does not understand utf-8, but at least it uses pseudo-graphics properly. There are also few other problems with unicode, specifically for me - icq and irc. As to the question of mp3 support, I support Redhat. Those, who miss the functionality, can get it back easily by installing xmms/mpg123 from http://freshrpms.net . Those RPMs are specifically built for latest versions of RedHat and DO work. Try them.
Comment 2 Leonard den Ottolander 2004-10-26 16:41:48 UTC
There have been a lot of UTF-8 improvements. Not sure if the original report actually is a bug or bad configuration, but closing RAWHIDE.